Posted by challenged on December 15, 2007, at 23:46:26
In reply to Re: Topomax Weightloss, posted by Wolf Lady on December 15, 2007, at 21:05:13
> I am bipolar (hypomanic) and took Celexa and Depakote (I found Neurontin to be a worthless mood stabilizer). I gained 50 pounds in a year on Depakote, and that only made my depression worse. I also have migraines, so my doctor switched me from Depakote to Topomax and added Cymbalta. Now I feel great, and I have lost all the weight I gained--it took about 7 months. I feel better than I ever have. The weight loss was just a welcome side effect of the Topomax. We never even discussed using it as a weight-loss drug. I also think going off the Depakote contributed to the weight loss.
Read your post It has been sometime since I have received a message and have been on Topomax 400 mg a day now for quite a while. Started at 25 mg daily and slowly incrreased. My weight was at a high of 165 I am now at 129. I work out regularly as well but when I was on prozac and lexapros and I can go on and on I was just feeling terrible and more depressed more because of he weight gain. Had no energy to even go anywhere and the migranes were terrible. Yes the topomax is all I take and it has helped me tremendously to start feeling myself again. I am really glad that you are feeling better and hope it continues to be a helpful drug for you. It has helped me.