... Abilify for years and have really packed on the pounds I am looking to get off it and on to something that will help me lose weight and also stabalize my moods
Hello, good for you. Topamax is a very good choice for several reasons. First, the way it works with the GABA helps assimilate thoughts clearly, un-jumbled, and makes it easier for the person to concenterate on thoughts, etc., because it helps to sort the thoughts out, seperates them, and sorts them out. Second, Topamax is a very good mood stabilizer which has some effects, postive, on level of depression as Topamax has sertonergic properties; so, theoretically, you are getting the best of both for mood and level of depression. Third, Topamax does have an effect of the satiety center of the brain, reducing appetite, and thus weight loss. Good Luck!
Not really, it can help with mood stabilization but it can make you very forgetful and mess with your kidneys and its not enough alone for bipolar. Do you exercise? Lamictal is a better option by far but if Abilify has worked you can add Topamax to it but if you eat junk and sit down all day don't expect much change
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