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Topamax weight loss side effect: dosage?

Posted 15 Nov 2014 67 answers

Hi everyone, I've been put on topamax to hopefully assist with weight loss as am obese and am really struggling with food. I've just titrated up to 75mg (25 in morning and 50 at night) and have so far found no changes in appetite and no weight loss. I realise weight loss is only a ...

Topamax for Weight Loss?

Posted 16 Mar 2013 61 answers

Hi friends, My physician has given me a prescription for Topamax for weight loss support. This program will be supervised and I will see the Dr weekly. An EKG and blood work were required and all normal, however cholesterol and sugars were getting up there. My physician told me I'm not at ...

Has anyone used Topamax for weight loss?

Posted 30 Jun 2009 46 answers

I would like to hear from others who have been prescribed Topamax for weight loss. Not so much those who have used it for seizures or migraines and experienced weight loss as a side effect, but those whose doctors prescribed Topamax as an off label weight loss drug. I have personally been taking ...

Topamax for migraine, has changed my mood, personality should I stop, this is worse than migraine?

Posted 19 Aug 2012 19 answers

This is a dirty drug. I am very depressed. I am mean, emotional, tired angry, I forget things easily. I am losing everyone important in my life. My headaches are gone. But I think this is worse. What do I do? Should I just stop taking topamax? Help!

When is it better to take Topamax in AM or PM for weight loss?

Posted 3 Oct 2012 6 answers

I have been on Topamax for three weeks I started off on 50mg now 75mg and soon I will start 100mg. The way I take it now is 25mg in the morning and 50 at bedtime but I have not had any weight loss. I am wondering if I am sleeping off the side effect by taking it at night any suggestions? The only ...

Should you eat healthy in order to lose weight on topamax?

Posted 15 Oct 2014 10 answers

Hi, Im new to topamax and started it today I am aware that a common symptom is weight loss. From what I understand the weight loss is caused by lack of appitite so that makes sense of course you would lose weight if you are eating heaps less but a lot of other reviews say that they haven't ...

How significant is the risk of attention & memory loss with topiramate?

Posted 10 Jul 2009 23 answers

I was recently prescribed Topamax (the generic, actually) for migraines but I am terrified because even at 25mg twice daily my memory seems affected. Will this go away? Will it get worse?

Migraine - Why should one avoid alcohol while taking Topamax?

Posted 23 Mar 2011 5 answers

I rarely drink, but when I do I seem fine and then BAM!!! And I will wake rarely remembering the last half hour of the previous evening... I want to be able to enjoy an occasional adult beverage, but is it even possible with this medication?

I am on day 5 with Topamax, I feel like crap, when do these side effects go away?

Posted 22 May 2011 14 answers

I am on day 5 of Topamax 50 mg 2 times a day, 50mg of seroquil at bed time, I just recently started taking again and I have been taking 10 mgs of adderal 2 times a day since I was five. Right now my hands, feet, and head go numb off and on during the day during the day and I feel like a Zombie. I ...

Weight gain on Topamax?

Posted 23 Jul 2014 13 answers

I started taking Topamax to control my migraines. Since I have a very low tolerance to medication, I was only taking 25mg per day. My migraines stopped, along with any sinus pain & pressure. However, I instead of losing weight blew up like a balloon. Has anyone else experienced weight gain on ...

Is Topamax effective for migraines?

Posted 5 May 2007 13 answers

I have been prescribed topamax for my migraines. I asked the dr and pharmacists both how this is supposed to help migraines but dont really understand thier explaination.What it the mechanism that helps?Also I have been told to take this at bedtime so for anyone using this are there lingering side ...

Postherpetic Neuralgia - Has anyone had success with curing their PHN?

Posted 8 Nov 2010 12 answers

I have tried many medications/treatments... Topamax, Lyrica, Famvir, Carbatrol, Carbatrol + Baclofen, and acupuncture. None have worked. I have had PHN in my face for about a year now, and the only thing that sometimes helps is Percocet (makes me very, very ill). Any suggestions? I know I ...

Topiramate - How Long Does it take for Topamax to Start Working for Migraines?

Posted 10 Nov 2014 3 answers

Hi, I have only been taking Topamax for about 3 weeks (25mg AM and 50mg PM). I haven't even really had many bad side effects either. Some dizziness in the beginning, but not too bad. I also take Forfivo XL, which is basically Welbutrin XL but with 450mg all in one pill. I actually think this ...

Is Topamax effective for chronic back pain?

Posted 23 Dec 2009 11 answers

I was told that Topamax was commonly used for this purpose... but I can't seem able to find any concrete evidence to back this theory. I have 25 mg of Topamax, but don't know how much in milligrams to take for middle & lower back pain. Thank You! M

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