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
"1st week - I took 25mg bedtime. now week 2, I'm on 50mg numbness and tingling on my toes and fingers are interesting. I hope its not permanent nerve damage. weight loss? just 2 lbs so far. (10 days) I'm also walking outside regularly, everyday. Appetite...well.... yes and no... better than before, I still want to eat tho. I'm taking it cuz my back pain is too bad to do vigorous work out. once I drop some weight I will definitely do some work out together to build up strength."
vivian2 November 4, 2017
2 users found this comment helpful.
"Works very well at keeping my appetite under control also while taking topiramate psoriasis almost completely went away about a month after I started taking this medication."
Stepdncer (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 15, 2017
8 users found this comment helpful.
"Prescribed medication for weight loss due to depression medication to made gain so much weight. Originally took 50 mg once a day and now I take 100 mg twice a day. It knocks me out most of the day. I had to decrease it back to 100 mg once to function. I did loose weight. So far went from 195 to 179. I still have 40 pounds to go."
Once Depressed (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 2, 2017
16 users found this comment helpful.
"Currently taking with phentermine. At night. I wake up without the need to binge. I feel like I get a good nights rest also. Went from 172lb to 137lb. 170 days. No adverse effects to report."
PacerC (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 19, 2017
28 users found this comment helpful.
"I have had good success with weight loss with 50mg Topiramate & a therapist for stress eating. I went from 265lb to 195lb with watching diet in 12 months, walking 2-3 miles/day. Topiramate makes you less hungry, the rest is up to you. (I did get some brain fog.) I took magnesium and biotin, as the reduced appetite can cause nutritional deficiencies in some that can give you hair loss if you aren't careful and the magnesium helps you "go"! If you're taking that Topiramate at night, a small dose of melatonin every few days (if you take melatonin consistently every night your own pineal gland will stop producing it and you'll have more sleep probs!)"
nurseanddogmom September 3, 2017
30 users found this comment helpful.
Gooty August 31, 2017
5 users found this comment helpful.
Topamax (topiramate): "I'm definitely losing weight extremely fast with this medication. I took 25 mg at night the first 30 days and I'm now on the start of the third month at 50 mg at night, also, 37.5 mg Adipex every morning. With Topamax I CANNOT eat. Everything I eat makes me sick. It definitely changes you're sense of taste and smell which has pretty much stopped my smoking. So, there are huge benefits just the side effects can be a little unbearable at times. I've lost 28.7 pounds in 2 months"
Losing2fast (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 25, 2017
39 users found this comment helpful.
"Been obese all my life. Weighed 385 5'5. 30 years old. No kids. Divorced. Made an appointment with new psychiatrist for anti depressants. Uterine Cancer diagnosis a year ago. Dark times. Oncologist won't perform my major surgery because of my weight and complication during prior surgery (had trouble breathing on the table). Dr prescribed me cymbalta for pain and depression and topamax 25mg at night to help lose weight. I lost 10 lbs in 10 days. Keep in mind I had started working out 3-4 times a week for 9 weeks before our appt. I spend 20 mins straight on the elliptical and 20 mins free weights, cardio, low weight high reps. Soda and Coffee tastes like crap to me now and I was addicted to both. I stop eating when I'm full. I feel hungry a lot less"
Leslie Sierra 210 August 20, 2017
37 users found this comment helpful.
Topamax (topiramate): "I've been taking the Topamax for over a year now for migraines was on 50mg twice a day now was put on 100mg twice a day helps with the migraines I do have on side effect and that's the drowsiness but as far as a weight medication it has not help me one bit actually I have gained weight on this medication."
belladonna863 August 16, 2017
20 users found this comment helpful.
"Hello all I'm new!! Over the last few years I went from 125lb to 184lb. I've been taking topirimate and Effexor for about 2 months. My doctor said I would lose weight and I definitely have but I'm afraid to get on the scale. I feel great as far energy goes. Memory loss, wrong words, etc is real. Just look at that sentence formation... This is the best writing I can do on topirimate. Anyway, when I get enough courage to get on the scale, I'll let y'all know...how much or how little success I've had, thus far!!"
Sunshine_Paisley_Pink (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 12, 2017
23 users found this comment helpful.
"I was started on 25mg phen 37.5 mg and naltraxone 50mg the itch was horrendous I wanted to rip my skin off I add to discontinue yesterday my doctor gave me 15mg sprinkle topiramate. This morning sick to my stomach and vomiting my face is red and still itching don't know if I have to stop this one as well... any advice anyone?"
Yogina (taken for less than 1 month) August 2, 2017
8 users found this comment helpful.
"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
38 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
32 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
31 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
20 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
56 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
66 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
80 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
45 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
31 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
44 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
87 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
42 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
33 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
61 users found this comment helpful.
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