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 side effect I am having is runny nose and sneezing... Thank you!!
I am currently taking 100mg for migraines. My doctor recommended that I take it at night. The bottle is labeled at causing dizziness and drowsiness. I can attest to both. My dosing instructions are clear to take it at bedtime.
I would call your doctor, or his nurse, and get some clarity, but those two side effects, could be a problem during the day.
As far as weight loss goes, there is no promise of weight loss, but many people have some while on Topamax. You milage will vary. Three weeks is not long enough to tell anyway. Wait 2-3 months, then you will know.
I hope this helps. Good Luck,
It is in your system for 24 hours so it doesn't really matter. It does take a little while to build up in your system though.(1-3 months) My doctor told me that i wouldn't see any real weight loss until you hit 100mg and he was correct. ( I'm on it for migraines) I'm currently on 250mg and I have been on topamax for 7 months and almost all the side effects are gone. The lack of appetite comes and goes for me now and at first it was all the time. Sometimes I can't even look at food and sometimes my appetite is completely normal. In 7 months I've lost 27 lbs and I have been holding steady for a while. I still have 50lbs to go. I have recently recognized these patterns and started counting my calories on the normal appetite days to kick my weight loss back up ( i hope it works) TAKE VITAMINS! when you don't feel like eating you don't get your nutrients and your hair starts to fall out. not pretty. good luck!!
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