Has anyone taken Topamax for weight loss? It's prescribed for migraines, from what i've read, but the weight loss that people are experienceing is amazing. I've gained close to 40 lbs and still gaining. the docs have no idea why, and neither do i
I'm on Topamax for weight loss. I've been on it since March 1, 2009 and, to date, I have lost 85 pounds. I am hoping to lose another 20-25 pounds. I take 200 mg of Topamax per day (100 mg in AM and 100 mg in PM). My weight loss was the most rapid in the first 3-4 months and has slowed dramatically over the past 8 weeks, but I have not gained any weight, so I am quite satisfied with the results thus far. I would encourage you to talk to your doctor.
I am a Veteran and I receive 200 mg of Topamax a day from the VA, in the last two years I have lost 61 pounds. I went from a 46 inch waist to a 38 inch waist and I couldn't be happier. In answer to your question, yes it works. And, yes I have tried everything under the sun - leagle and yes a few on the border of being illegal. I have kept the waist off for the past two years, I started at 300 pounds and yes I was a diabetic. My A1C was 8.9. I was on the verge of being out on insulin shots and my civilian doctor told me if I didn't something, the next time he saw me, I would in fact be put on the shots. So, I spoke with the VA Dietician. that was in Nov 2015. This is Nov 2017. I weighed in at the Doctors office today as a matter of fact. I weighed 239. My A1C was 5.9, my Chol was 152, my blood pressure was 128/82. The Doctor took me off my blood pressure medicine and all of my diabetic medicine with the exception of 1 metformin each morning and each night.
That was a far cry from 2 each night and 2 each morning along with 2 Glipzide each morning and 3 each night and some other drug I don't even remember the name of it's been so long ago. So that being said, YES IT WORKS! Ash your Doctor about it and make sure you tell him/her about all the other drugs your taking. OH and by the way, I also feel much better. Any questions, please feel free to email me or call me. 256-239-5058 - Jim
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