User Reviews for Topiramate
Also known as: Qudexy XR, Topamax, Topamax Sprinkle, Topiragen, Trokendi XR
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Reviews for Topiramate to treat Obesity
"I have been using topiramate 50mg for 2 months along with phentermine when I started I weighed 200lbs. I went to my physician on yesterday 07/17/17 and I now weigh 178lbs. I have also been on a high fat low carb diet and it is really working for me. I never thought that I would ever see this size again. When I get to my desired weight I will continue to eat healthy and exercise."
SHOEDIVA1960 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 18, 2017
6 users found this comment helpful.
Topamax (topiramate): "I started this 4 days ago.. taking 1/2 of 50 mg at night.. so 25 mg. I will do that for 7 nights, then up to 50mg for 7 nights, then 75 mg for 7 nights, then 100 mg for 7 nights, and so on until I reach a mg my Dr. and I are comfortable with. So far I have not had any side effects except- not being hungry. In the last 3 days I have hardly eaten anything. I've been very thirsty for water, soda taste like crap- and I was very addicted to diet coke. I haven't weighed yet... been meaning to. Last I weighed was a month or so ago, and I was at 180 ish. Today is July 10th 2017. I will weigh after work and see where I am so I have a better idea who this will effect me! I've gone from 120 to 180 ish in the past year - with different meds.."
chunkymonkey77 (taken for less than 1 month) July 10, 2017
8 users found this comment helpful.
"I started taken one 25mg topiramate two days ago, Wednesday June 28th, with one 37.5 mg of phentermine tablet, 1/x daily. June 28th Starting weight 225.1 on Friday June 30th, which was 2 days later, I'm 217lbs I've dropped 8.1 lbs in 2 day. OMG! I'm praying this continues to work out for me because I need/want to lose 58+lbs. I've really struggled with my weight for the past 7 years, On and off different diets, going to gym, personal trainer etc... my doctor wants my body to stay in ketosis. I know I can do this!"
2Blessed2sweat July 1, 2017
6 users found this comment helpful.
"I get more than 9 migraines a month. I know it's 9 because I was first given sumatriptan for them and only 9 every 30 days... I just started my first dose an hour ago doing 50mg total half a day then other half at night. Going to try it that way instead of morning because I'm terrified of the fog and driving confusion since I work full time an hour away from home... Anyways I weigh 184lbs... Weighed 100-107 from age 14-23 maybe even younger than I got addicted painkillers and when I got sober I gained a good 80 lbs! I feel so gross I can't see my damn girl parts haha so after hearing this migraine pill can make me lose weight I'm super excited and hope to get back to 120lb ... I will def. update! -Steph"
Stepherz (taken for less than 1 month) June 14, 2017
10 users found this comment helpful.
"I'm on my 3rd day using Topamax for weight loss. I weighed myself after the 2nd day and had lost 6 pounds, having not changed my eating at all. Second day evening I started craving all healthy foods, so went to the store and got all healthy stuff. I get full pretty easily now (before I could eat for 2 with no problem!). I did get a tiny rash on my face, but it is gone now on day 3. I haven't had any additional side effects yet - hoping I don't! I'm taking 25 mg in the morning and 50 at night. Oh, and I was absolutely addicted to coffee, drinking at least 40 oz per day. Now it makes me sick to think about. Also wine is not appealing at all. I'm pretty happy with the results so far!"
VioletMae (taken for less than 1 month) June 1, 2017
35 users found this comment helpful.
"I started topamax in Febuary of 2017 at 248 pounds on 25mg at bed time. Now I take 100 mg at bed time and as of May 2017 I am 230 pounds. When I started I noticed the difference with in a few days, I have not had any bad experiences with this pill."
burlingtonvtgirl May 12, 2017
48 users found this comment helpful.
"Started weight 287lb and in three months dropped down to 227 with normal life activities. Never thought I would see that again I tried the gym but never could get their with my knees and the weight I had gained"
J Riley (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 10, 2017
51 users found this comment helpful.
"I started Topiramate on March 30 th also alone with Phentermine 15 mg I was not convinced even though all the results I had read were good. I'm 27 days into the diet an I've lost 14 lbs. I weighed 169 anx now down to 155lb I need to lose at least 25 more. I have deteriorated disk and extra weight really makes a difference in your back. I use to weigh 125lb over the years I've gotten to were I can't do very much walking or exercise I'm so thankful my Dr put me on this I can't believe it the Topiramate at nite what really made the difference I was up and down during the nite eating now I eat jello and a little whipping cream that's it. I don't get hungry during day but I do eat. I did have some side effects but after about 5 to 7 days they went away. It Works Thanks"
lilybugget April 27, 2017
28 users found this comment helpful.
"Taking topiramate 50 mg daily plus phentermine 15mg daily (Qsyemia) combo plus weight watchers and walking. Lost 50 pounds since mid-November. this med combo works great! helps me not think about food all the time. I was a snacker and will always be one, so I will probably be on this combo for a long, long time..."
Lalalalalala20172017 April 24, 2017
18 users found this comment helpful.
"I'm calling this the 'Closer to Perfection Drug!' All since March 13/2017 - Taking 200mg now - Psoriasis has deminished substantially!!! - Went from wearing my hubby's 3x to men's L ( loose fit shirt too!!!) - No more migraines but I have a pressure system in my head like old men do in their knees when storms are coming! (Never wrong on this one) - The trick to all this, I work WITH it. I don't expect the pill to do it all for me. I drink 2-3 liters if not 4 a day and I eat healthy. I have a big protein breakfast and I have a smaller dinner. I exercise. - I have cheat treats but watch my sodium every day. It helps. Take care of your body and it will take care of you in return!"
Michalle (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 20, 2017
26 users found this comment helpful.
Topamax (topiramate): "I weighed 230 pounds and felt like a cow.. I started off on 25 mg 1x a day and noticed no change. So asked doc to change me to 100 mg twice a day. I just take the 200mg at once. That's when I finally noticed a change. I've lost 45 pounds in 6 months! I'm continuing to lose and my goal weight is 160 since I'm tall so only 25 more pounds to go. I noticed at first pop tasted different but now it tastes fine. I used to love beer but now I don't want it..which is fine since it's so fattening lol. I only eat once or twice a day and the carb cravings are gone. I don't exercise much at all. I have no side effects at all. I'm so glad I found this medication it really has been a miracle. :)"
Miracle1Lady (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 18, 2017
55 users found this comment helpful.
"It takes a while to kick in, and you HAVE to gradually increase your dosage - like, start at 25mg twice a day, then every 2 weeks, 25 mg more - gradually increase to the max dosage your doc wants you on. Otherwise the more negative side effects will be more pronounced. I am on this medication for migraines, and the weight loss is a "side effect." It took about 6 months before I saw any weight loss at all, so I was frustrated at first, though the migraines did start to subside a bit. Now, I've been on it a year, and I've gone from 235 lbs. to 205 lbs. without trying at all. Like, I'm not exercising any more than I was, I haven't been dieting at all that I'm aware of - I just don't crave food like I used to. Headaches better too."
NellieBelloo March 29, 2017
29 users found this comment helpful.
"Also taking it for seizures & migranes from concussions. Obesity wasn't an issue until 2 years ago when the trauma hit. That's when things got bad. I've gained about 80+ 2 years ago. Just got myself out of a wheelchair last fall but still suffer from chronic pelvic pain from abuse as a child. So that tingling that many have an issue with, my Brain Rehabilitation Specialist said bananas. You need potassium if you are experiencing that. You have to also take 500mg - 1000mg of Magnesium with this for proper nerve function and especially if you get migraines during your menstrual cycle. I crave loads of water since starting. Bathroom visits plenty "
Michalle (taken for less than 1 month) March 22, 2017
23 users found this comment helpful.
"Update from "Chickadee"- been on med for five weeks, down ten lbs without exercising. My eating habits have been better although this week They changed considerably for about four days, I ate a whole lot of rubbish but still managed to lose two pounds. I've been consistently losing two lbs a week and weigh myself every Monday. Still taking 50 mg at night..only noticeable side effects now are tingling in feet and hands intermittently, and fatigue at times otherwise nothing noticeable. I am thinking about increasing dosage. I would like to see quicker results but maybe I'm just being greedy. Two lbs a week is a safe, maintainable weight loss. Hope it keeps up. Currently at 230#"
MamaBee123 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 22, 2017
46 users found this comment helpful.
"I had blown up from taking Lyrica..600mg daily for well over 2 years.. Weight went from 260 to 327, I had spinal injury. I told doctor I am tired of this weight and mostly all around my mid section and upper chest. He put me on topamax 25mg at bedtime for one week then up to 50mg at bedtime. OMG I lost so far 30 pounds in less than 3 months I went from 52 waist to 44 and still dropping fat like crazy. I just don't have desire to eat. All that food I was pigging out on..I totally stop drink pop it taste like metal, I am going to start walking around the block soon and exercise to really get back to my ideal weight of 235. Wish me luck. I see folks complain of tingling in fingers. I had that but I took a BC powder with Gatorade it worked"
Feel brand new February 8, 2017
80 users found this comment helpful.
"Lost 50 pounds"
Teresa from boston (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 30, 2017
34 users found this comment helpful.
"Started ten days ago. First night, I passed out.. very tired... next few days in a deep fog and a bit disconnected. I no longer have those side effects. Dr has me at 50 mg once daily and I take it in the evening. I literally eat half of what I previously did. I lost about three pounds over the course of a week..no excercise involved. Im not counting calories; just not interested in junk food. I read a poster on another forum to take extra B complex and Biotin to avoid any hair loss as the drug seems to deplete that nutrient in the body. Will post again in another few weeks with more information. I was at the point where I was considering surgery because I had tried everything."
ChickieDee (taken for less than 1 month) January 27, 2017
59 users found this comment helpful.
"I was prescribed phentermine and lost 20 pounds in my first month with that, a crap ton of vitamins, diet and exercise. On my 30 day follow up the doc decided to add 25mg Topomax into the mix. Only lasted a week on it.I found myself experiencing extreme emotions . I took it before bed as instructed, however I did not sleep at all for the duration of taking the pill. My nose would run randomly-like mid conversation with clients at work. I felt high, lethargic, irritable, and when not working laid around like a bump on a log. Not possible to function on this stuff with anything or anyone that required my undivided attention. Thanks to this pill I lost a week of exercise and my to-do things are through the roof."
Kaysong20 January 14, 2017
23 users found this comment helpful.
Topamax (topiramate): "I did/am experiecing the tingling everyday in my fingers, I am not hungry. I did have the brain fog to where I wouldn't drive. I wouldn't make any decisions about anything without talking it over with someone I trusted first. I am now up to 75 in the morning and at bedtime and I still have the tingling but the fog has been lifted the headaches are SO much less BUT I have only lost 3 pounds. Can't seem to stop smoking even with this. Still hoping this will help with the smoking. Wish me luck"
Still here December 30, 2016
31 users found this comment helpful.
"I am on day 4 now and I am pretty spacey. I feel like I have smoked weed honestly. However, I started at 277 and I am at 272 this morning. I am taking 50 mg twice a day. So I think what I will do since I have to work is cut them in have and do half in the morning half at lunch half at dinner and half at bed time so its not so crazy. Lol. It does cause slight memory loss and a little tingly feeling but its not unbearable. I have noticed I do not want any sweets. I crave fruit. And veggies. Or nothing. I had 36 cookies on my desk Friday and didn't eat one of them... This is very worth it. And the side effects do wear off after a while. Thats how I know its time to take another half. I will update later. Yay I extremely happy!!"
jsece (taken for less than 1 month) December 18, 2016
71 users found this comment helpful.
"I gained 60 pounds in under 2 years from being on gabapentin for arthritis and fibromyalgia. I learned I had pre diabetes & asked my Dr to put me on it and she was more than willing. 40 pounds melted off me like butter in less than 2 months no problem, UNTIL... MY LONG BLONDE HAIR was clogging the drain every day in the shower! Long story short, what's the point in being skinny if your bald? I HAD pretty hair, now 3/4 of it's gone and still not growing back! Makes me wonder what other damage it's done. Not worth it!!"
Nancy81269 December 18, 2016
55 users found this comment helpful.
"I started topamax on October 31, 2016 I was at 227 pounds as far as side effects I had trouble with finding words to say at times lol but its getting better. I weight myself today November 16, 2016 I'm 219 pounds I've lost 8 pounds. I can say topamax has helped me with my bad eating habits. Especially I have I have a thing for sweets that I no longer crave for and I no longer over eat. I'm very happy with topamax so far."
Jas2916 November 17, 2016
73 users found this comment helpful.
"I only took 1 pill 50 mg Sat. night for back pain and I have eaten 4 crackers and 1/4 c of chicken broth and it's Monday. I don't know whenever I have been so sick at my stomach but I will never ever take this pill again. Ever!"
frendlynancy November 15, 2016
19 users found this comment helpful.
Topamax (topiramate): "I've found that Topimax has worked for me, I've lost 73 pounds still struggle with food consumption from time to time but I do find that it has a definite affect."
TJ Sweetheart November 13, 2016
73 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been on this med for 9 days. I was at 224. Now I am at 214. Not hungry. I dont crave sweets anymore, it actually makes me sick to my stomach looking at them. Finally!! No side effects"
Beave (taken for less than 1 month) November 10, 2016
89 users found this comment helpful.
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