Hi! I just started the long wind up dosage of Topamax last night. So far, so good haha! I have read mostly positive reviews from the folks who are using it for weight loss, and mostly negative reviews from the ones who were prescribed the drug for migraines. I see a connection. MY goal has always been to stop obsessing over food. While I am not clinically overweight now, I have the ability to gain weight quickly. I recently lost the 80 pounds I gained when I stopped smoking in 2007, by using Phentermine. I have been at a plateau unable to lose anything for the past 3 months, so my doctor took me off of it. Hence, her new idea is to try Topamax. I'm pretty excited, but also a bit anxious. I have depressive/anxiety as well, and take Fluoxitine (Prozac) to keep me feeling normal. I am hopeful I will be successful on Topamax and lose my last 20 pounds and keep it off.
13 Aug 2013
Wow. reading all this drug Topiramate can cause, worries me, was just prescribe this today, by a pain management Doctor, 25 mg. I have had terrible pinched nerve pain from a bulging disk in my lower lumbar,encroaching on a nerve that can be felt in my hip!!! I just had 2 sessions of transdermal epideral steroid injections and still no relief. So the Dr. wanted to try me on a non narcotic drug, Topiramate, sounds pretty narcotic to me, why would he say that? Unless maybe in comparison to Viox? But I too, am on Effexor 75mg for Panic Attacks/Anxiety. So I am concerned... there is nothing worse than those Panic Attacks!!! I need to lose 20 lbs to be at a healthy weight, so this would be a plus for me. But the memory thing, loss for words, that's going to be weird, I hope I don't get that and look like some idiot out there in this cruel world!!! Best of luck to all of us out there!!!
5 Nov 2013
I was on topamax for 2 years, it helped my migraines but never lost any weight at all. It does make you loose your train of thought and can't get the words out. It caused my face to get numb and tingly only at 50 mg so I had to stay at 25mg then I got fed up with feeling like a zombie. I could be watching tv and couldn't tell you what I was watching so I quit. I'm thinking about restarting it though because my migraines are back and I've been living on Tylenol which does nothing for them. I too have anxiety and panic attacks which started 8 months ago due to vertigo attacks.
22 Mar 2012
I've used Topamax several times in the past, and my husband uses it now. Neither one of us has had luck losing weight with it. Sorry :( , but everyone is different. My weight problems are not from over eating, so I never thought that it would help me with the fluid, but my hubby has about 20 extra pounds on him from a car accident, and although it helps his migraines tremendously, he hasn't lost weight. good luck though!!
20 Jun 2012
I was the migraine queen. I thought I was alone in the world with no end in sight. Then my shrink put me on Topomax as a mood stabilizer. Now at that times I was still under the care of a Nuerologist,
In five months I lost 130 pounds and never had a headache let alone a migraine. A year later my Nuerologist happened to come in my office and looked at me for a minute... then she realized who I was. I never went back to see her after I went on Topomax:) I explained what had happened and she smiled from ear to ear. She then explained to me that she had just begun treating her patients with it as well.
Since then... 2003 I have had maybe 4 breakthru headache/migraines. I have been able to treat them at home with motrin and dark room.
I love this med.
18 Apr 2012
Hello well I started this medication about five weeks ago 25 mg working. Up to 100mg a day and alredy went from 152 down to 138 seems a lot people see a difference but I don't see a huge difference and I am 5'3. I started this medication for migranes and I feel WAY!! Better and no hairloss just regular everyday girl thing. HAVE IN MIND PLENTY COLD WATER ALL DAY LONG. You do that and am sure you'll see weight shed. Well good luck shedding those pounds :).
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