I was prescribed topiramate the first time several years ago. I took it for approx 18 months. I lost 3 stone through lowered appetite and increase in exercise.

18 months ago I stopped this medicine to see if my migraines came back. My migraines have just started to come back so I am taking it again.

When I stopped taking it I was injured so could not exercise for 12 months and I also have binge eating disorder. I have regained the 3 stone that I lost.

Has anyone kept the weight off that they lost whilst on topiramate? I am taking steps to beat my eating disorder and eat healthily. I am hoping that any weight I lose this time will stay off.

(Although weight loss is a welcome side effect of topiramate - it is not a sufficient reason to take it due to the other side effects)