i've just been put on a trail and I'm also taking topamax and lamictal epilepsy not control
My daugther took Vimpat with topamax, lamictal and tegretol for over six months as a trial. She did not gain any weight but unfortunately for her the Vimpat did not help her seizures. We have heard it is working for many people.We also understand sometimes topamax helps with weight loss so that may be a benefit if weight gains is an issue with vimpat but I am not aware that it is a side effect.Vimpat actually contains some aspartame. Best wishes in your case with the seizure control.
For me, rapid weight gain! The same week I started Vimpat I started a vigorous exercise program, P90X. It's intense 1hr/day muscle training and I still gained some weight! I know if I wasn't working out I would have gained so much more. My doctor took me off it immediately when we discovered what was happening. I am also on Keppra which is making it incredibly hard to lose the weight in the first place! What a vicious cycle. But, the bottom line is, every body is different. Vimpat weight gain is a rare side effect and I was one of the "lucky" few.
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