I was taking topamax for weight loss ,I was at 199 lbs,within the yr I dropped down to 118,I had stopped taking Topamax I didnt want to lose that much weight and now I look like a skeleten ,I've been trying everything to gain some wieght back I want to be at ,at least 125,and nothing I do is helping , Has anyone had this problem ?
I know it's been years since this was posted, but I wanted to answer in case it helps anyone else. When I started Topomax I was 186 pounds, when they finally took me off I was only 106, which is 30 pounds underweight for me. I have been off now for almost 2 years and I find it almost impossible to regain the weight. It has been so bad that they had me on TPN (IV feeding) every day for months and my weight never got back to my minimum weight for my height. I am now 6 months pregnant and have not managed to gain 1 pound despite trying very hard. Before Topomax I couldn't loose weight. It worked great for my migraines, but it wasn't worth all these other problems!
I just read about Topamax on this site and found out it is used as a seizure medicine, also called an anticonvulsant, and to prevent migraine headaches in adults and teenagers who are at least 12 years old.
I am 100 lbs. overweight and would like to know where there is "weight loss" information on this drug before I ask my Dr. For a prescription. I don't want to look like a fool.
- Topamax Information for Consumers
- Topamax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Topamax (detailed)
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