Don't get migraines or seizures..and definitely don't want to lose my memory
This should never be taken as a weight loss medication- in fact that symptom is cause for concern and requires tests to ensure your body isn't having an autoimmune or other bad episode. Many people actually gain weight on Topamax. The symptoms can be extremely severe so no reason to ever take without a true need (those people are also less prone to the more adverse side effects since their body utilizes the medication differently).
See a different doctor or try a nutritionist instead for realistic and healthy weight loss.
I'm taking this medication now for epilepsy. I take alot of other meds too, but before I started taking some of those the topamax made me have no appetite whatsoever!!! I probably ate once a day and lost about 60-65 lbs. I also took this med about 13 yrs ago and went from 210 lbs to 99 lbs. Family and friends were extremely worried about me and the doctor never did or said anything so I thought everything was fine. Finally changed doctors was put on something else and now weigh about 170. :/ I have memory problems anyway Im sure this med isnt helping none but please be careful!! :)
Please, find another Doctor. Do not take Topamax just to lose weight.Do you have some other neurological disorder? Topamax is not for weight loss. I have been on it for over 15 years for severe Migraines and I have not lost a pound in fact losing weight can be a negative reaction, as well as gaining weight. Topamax can also affect your vision over long term and that is what is happening to me, it is making my eyesight worse. My prescription is changing more often due to the med. Please seek out ethical ways to lose weight.
- Topamax Information for Consumers
- Topamax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Topamax (detailed)
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