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Re: Topamax

Posted by 16# on July 17, 2001, at 18:11:46

In reply to Topamax, posted by Kris on July 17, 2001, at 14:48:03

I re-read your post and now better understand your question. I don't think that anyone on this board would be acting very responsibly if they offered you data to help you marshal a case for Topamax before your doctor. Your history with anorexia strongly contraindicates your taking a drug with an appetite suppressant effect -- particularly when you are currently at such a dangerously low weight that you are in danger of not meeting the continuation requirements for your college. I'm sure that irregardless of whatever information you mine from this bulletin board, your doctor will not be persuaded.

The most important thing for you is to get to a weight where you can re-enroll in your college. Also, it is my humble opinion that you should fire your nutritionist.

As for me, I have been on Topamax for three weeks now. I have lost a few pounds (I needed to). I have had some side effects (mild cognitive effects -- spelling, forgetfulness; physical -- tingling in hands and feet), but overall it seems like an okay drug. Has had no discernible effect on my mood whatsoever. I was placed on the drug to lose weight gained on SSRIs.

Best of luck to you. I hope that I did not sound too harsh. I just hate to hear about health care professionals giving what I consider to be really poor advice.





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