User Reviews for Topiramate
Also known as: Qudexy XR, Topamax, Topamax Sprinkle, Topiragen, Trokendi XR
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Reviews for Topiramate to treat Bulimia
"I've been struggling with an eating disorder and weight loss for years! Not eating all day, binging, and getting rid of it all. I was put on topamax to attempt to get rid of these urges. The first week in topomax I was on 25mg in the morning and 25mg at night and had minimal side effects and no effect on my appetite and no weight loss . I did however have bad diarrhea and was a bit 'slow' I bumped it up to 50mg morning and 50mg night the next week with the same results, but no side effects ( felt like I was taking sugar pills) Feeling annoyed.... the next week I bumped it up to 100mg am and 100mg pm and I was amazed!! Immediately my cravings for sweets went away completely! I did not want to binge! Now I'm eating small healthy meals and losing weight! Love it"
TopaChicki November 16, 2017
1 users found this comment helpful.
Topamax (topiramate): "I lost 10 pounds. I also almost went blind so after a month I quit and my vision returned. I quick cold turkey and had sleep paralysis with hallucinations. It was scary as heck. I was awake paralyzed, couldn't talk could not move. My hallucinations were I was in my room and something picked me up and threw me. Then something touched my back. A evil rabbit whispered in my ear. Then I woke up back on the other side of the room. This drug made me stupid as heck. I couldn't spell, talk or remember anything. My sleep paralysis scared me for life and I still think of the realistic dreams I had for 6 days. Don't take this medicine. It is terrible."
Okaywhocareswhatmyname October 16, 2017
4 users found this comment helpful.
Topamax (topiramate): "Update: this is an update to the previous review, see below. I have been on topiramate and 20 mg prozac since 3 plus years now. I have been tapering on and off all meds and have to say the combo 20 mg prozac with 100 mg topiramate twice daily does work best. It is not perfect, but I am better. Since I am still quite symptomatic I will have an upcoming visit yet another psychiater who is screening ,me for adult add. There is a possibility that if this is the case a stimulant might actually help me out (after 35 years of treatment refractory anorexia and bulimia nervosa). I keep updated."
Ms treatment resistant (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 16, 2017
6 users found this comment helpful.
"I been on this medication for almost a year and a half. I'm twenty years old turning twenty one and struggled with bulimia roughly for ten years now. I was in a treatment center when I was younger for a while, nothing really helped my bulimia. Therapy, nutritionists etc. All the work, DBT everything..honestly it wasn't until I started slowly on this medication. Now on 100mg and taking it with Wellbutrin XL 150mg (I also suffer from other issues) I find myself doing ALOT better..I'm seeing a nutritionist too along with therapy but really my medication has helped. Its great."
KaylaMarie (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 12, 2016
9 users found this comment helpful.
Topamax (topiramate): "I was on Topamax 2x 50 mg worked perfect for 31 days, then the effect wore off, now I am on day 3, Dr. Increased dosage 100mg 2x per day, works perfect. I am cautious as I have been 6 months relapse free on 60 mg fluoxetine before the effects wore off. Will give an update. I have been on all other kinds of SSRIs or SNRIs, which had no effect. My history, I am 42 years old, I have treatment refractory Bulimia since 28 years, purging type. Start with AN with a simple diet, normal childhood, no trauma or abuse, two lengthy hospital stays in the 80s and 90s 5 years of CGJung psychoanalysis all to 0 avail. Learned a lot but have never been in recovery. I try anything to be better."
Ms treatment resistant September 10, 2014
19 users found this comment helpful.
Topamax (topiramate): "I had been bulimic, anorexic for 15 years. I tried in-patient/ out-patient programs in the best places in Toronto, Canada .. and I did each 3-4 times. When I started Topamax, I could attend lunches at work and can honestly say I haven't binged at work this year (I am a teacher). In previous years, I binged and purged, 3-4 times a day. I know socialize and have friends. I do admit though that the meds have made me very, very, tired. I sleep in until about 1 or 2 pm on the weekends which brothers me a lot but I think its a small price to pay for the huge changes I've made."
mkelly33 May 14, 2014
23 users found this comment helpful.
Topamax (topiramate): "It helps. For me it wasn't so much the appetite suppression that worked, but the way it makes me more conscious of the situation before I binge. Its makes me stop in the middle of the binge or just before completely, and ask myself whats up with the need to hit the self destruct button. In case that I do binge on Topamax, my binges consists of less food when. And I eat slower, defeated by the situation."
a must have. March 27, 2014
31 users found this comment helpful.
Topamax (topiramate): "I've tried Prozac and Effexor. I'm back on Topamax because it seems to be the only medicine that works for me. I never thought my bulimia would get this far, I'm 22 and I've been bulimic since I was 14. I'm done university, and it's been the hardest thing I've had to go through. I've had trouble finding a job and leading my life in the right direction...I wish this medication was sought out more for bulimia."
kaycp November 26, 2013
25 users found this comment helpful.
Topamax (topiramate): "I think this medication is very helpful it prevents the binges which then prevents the other behaviors. Side effects rough at first."
Anonymous June 26, 2010
23 users found this comment helpful.
"As I type this it is hard to relay it understandably because of the Topamax. I researched Topamax and heard it suppressed eating and stabilized mood which I figured would helped my bulimia, which I have been getting help for and am in recovery for. The Topamax definitely suppresses the desire to eat and have cravings which is great. You do lose weight. However, it created other problems. I didn't realize it but I was increasingly having a harder time talking to people. I can't do homework, write papers, and my relationship with my boyfriend- we ended breaking up. My hair falls out. I had bad anxiety, I thought I was going insane. I then researched side effects of Topamax and now realized this is what I am experiencing. I'm getting off."
doyourresearch September 27, 2009
8 users found this comment helpful.
Topamax (topiramate): "I have been suffering with bulimia for five years. I am 22 years old and a college student and I will take the memory loss, there is always spell check. I cannot describe the pain I go through, the guilt, the shame, and I never ever really thought it would get to this point, five years. I know someone's mom who is dying that has has several organ transplants and has been bulimic for over 30 years. I don't want that to be me. I can't stop. I never wanted it to get this far. With Topamax I am gaining weight. It works, it's like instant gratification."
Anonymous April 9, 2009
17 users found this comment helpful.
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