11 Jan 2011
I have very much experienced weight gain and it is not good. I couldn't figure out why I was not losing weight when I was working out 6x a week for an hour a day for 3 months. (I did the P90X program) I have now been doing an hour of cardio almost everyday and I have been eating better than ever in my life. In fact, I gained weight/fat. Some from muscle, but I now have an overhang over my jeans, which I didn't have before Vimpat. I started exercising the exact week I started Vimpat so I didn't notice the weight gain right away. I'm sure if I wasn't exercising, I would be the size of a house by now. I am about the heaviest I have ever been in my life! This may not happen to you, but this also happened with another med I was one, Trileptal or Topamax. I am on Keppra and Vimpat and I am still having breakthrough seizures!
6 Feb 2012
I know this question was asked awhile ago but I'm new to this so I would just like to say that I too take this as well as Depakote. When I began Dep my Dr. said I could have both side effects, I would say this would apply to vimpat too but may still be too new to add to the side effects.
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