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 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
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"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
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"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
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"Started at 25mg twice a day, then 50mg twice a day. Definitely helps my appetite! Easily drop 10 pounds a month when I behave myself and have lost 80pounds so far. When I went to 75mg twice a day I started feeling in a fog and definitely getting a bit zombie so I dialed it back to 50 twice a day and am carrying on. I started at 404 and am currently at 315. I would imagine like anything, you have to work with it but I am thrilled! STILL a long ways to go, but I got a good start! I like it!"
TheKatKanDo November 9, 2016
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"I was prescribed Topamax many years ago... before they even offered a generic version and before they could legally prescribe it for obesity! So, my doctor prescribed it to me for migraines because I had a slight history of migraines but she said it would cause weight loss. Oh boy, did it! I was over 200lbs and in a size 18 pants, within 6 months I was in a size 8 pants! By the time a year rolled around, I was 103lbs and in a 00!!! No exercise! This is a wonder drug. I felt great! I had quit smoking, cut out all sugars and red meat, minimal alcohol. This medicine effects the addiction part of the brain as well as other areas. It's just amazing! I did warn my friends that I would forget sentences halfway thru; in 4 weeks no side effects."
Holly T (taken for 10 years or more) October 22, 2016
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Topamax (topiramate): "This is an early review as I just started it on 10/16/16 but the food cravings are gone, it takes less food to satisfy me, soda tastes terrible, cigarettes taste different and bad (which is a surprising good side effect!) and I just feel better with less food in me. I have tried phentermine with no luck and usually had good success with natural weight loss until being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and needing a knee replacement that keeps me from working out too much. So so far, I am impressed. I'll be back in a few weeks for a weigh in review. No side effects like others have had with mental fogginess or tingling. 25mg 2x day. Here's hoping my 235 can become 155 again!"
jenna806 October 18, 2016
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"I really hated taking this medicine . At only 25 mg I was feeling like a zombie all day , very dizzy , confused , had a hard time putting sentences together . Very embarrassing I couldn't drive cause I was almost always crashing due to the. Lack of concentration. Also I was always angry . I didn't even want my kids to come near me :( that's when I decided to stop taking it. It really did help me loose weight but I rather loose weight on my own than to have to go through that nightmare again."
Almucha October 11, 2016
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"Started Topirimate 50mg today for one week then go on to 100mg next week for migraine prevention but also to help loose weight! Reading the stories on here I'm feeling hopeful and will let you know how it goes!! XO"
Hlouisei October 6, 2016
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"I have just started the meds. I was on prednisone I had gotten really sick so my doc gave me this med I started at 25 mg for 7 days then moved up to 50 then 75 now I'm at 100 mg then I stop at 200 mg but 100 mg 2x a day but it seems the 50 mg was helping me instead of the 100 mg that is weird could anybody relate?"
Cmg 83 September 28, 2016
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Topamax (topiramate): "Been on/off topamax since I was 15, I'm now 21. First time I took topamax at 15, I went frm 235lbs to 114lbs. Over time I got used to it & couldn't find something to help w/my binge eating disorder. I gained all the weight I lost & more over a 5yr period of trying to lose it/find the right meds to help. 2012 17 y/o tried topamax & had bad anxiety so that didn't last long. 2015 20 y/o I weighed 248lbs, the biggest I've been. Was on phentermine (diet pill, 37.5mg) for a few months but was starting to get used to it. Decided to try topamax again (50mg 2x a day) along w/vyvanse (ADHD/binge eating, 70mg) & lexapro (depression, 20mg). Currently 160lbs. Always adjusting my meds though, I seem to get used to them quickly."
britt21any (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 22, 2016
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"This is my second check in. I started Topiramate on July 4th with minor success but high hopes taking 25mg 2x daily. Now I am at 100 mg, 50 a.m. & p.m. This seems to be the turning point for me. The weight is finally starting to noticeably go down. I eat a breakfast with protein, barely hungry until dinner but make wiser choices and still enjoy desserts. Very thirsty for water all night and still biking. Good luck all!"
Karlatte (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 30, 2016
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"I started againTopomax about 1& 1/2 week ago for migraines and I am down about 8 lbs. I am overweight due to the fact that I just had my last child and I did eat what I wanted to. I did work out before, during, and now after my pregnancy. Topomax has reduced my cravings I absolutely love sweets & southern foods(I'm from the South:) I did occasionally soda but I did regularly drink Izzy a healthy carbonated drink but Topomax makes all carbonated drinks tastes horrible which is great if you have issues drinking soda all the time."
Destined For Greatness (taken for less than 1 month) August 24, 2016
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"I've been on topomax for 6 weeks now along with walking at least 2 to 3 miles a day sometimes skipping a day or two depending on the weather I'm 40lbs down. Appetite gone, smoothies are enough for me and no snacks. No side effects by the way. 50mg twice daily"
Ms weight loss August 23, 2016
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Topamax (topiramate): "I've tried in twice. First time about 7 years ago and lost a modest amount of weight easily. I can't remember how much. It made me thirst, so I drank a lot of water and it took away my craving for junk food. Send time was end of May, 2016. 100mg at night. I lost 10 pounds in about 5-6 weeks easily. No desire to snack or eat emotionally. Only downside was that I was anxious a lot. I've now plateaud but at least I'm not gaining weight. I should try to up the dose. At least the anxiety has largely decreased."
Kittensb (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 11, 2016
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"I just started taking this medication I was at a starting weight of 198. My migraines made me very sick and I vomited a lot and lost weight with that down to 186. Started on topamax 25mg in am and pm on July 30. I am now 178. Coke tastes flat so I drink more water I do have tingling in hands and feet but I am glad not to have migraines. The sleep is a problem so I think I will ask for something to help with that. I just wanted help with migraines now I'm losing weight, I got help for both. I couldn't be happier"
Lisserkb August 8, 2016
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"I've been on this medicine almost a month. In the beginning the side effects were absolutely horrible! I couldn't sleep at night and I could barely hold my head up during the day. My head was foggy and I had trouble finding the words I needed sometimes. I felt like I had the Flu without the runny/stuffy nose. It also causes constipation. I had read several reviews and saw a couple comments about how the side effects would die down after a few weeks. I was determined to push through Now my head isn't as foggy. I'm no where near as tired during the day. I take one melatonin gummy at night just to be sure I get a good nights rest. The constipation hasn't went away but I am only eating half of what I was."
Still new (taken for less than 1 month) July 29, 2016
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"Excellent! My doctor has combined this with Phentermine and I average a healthy 1.75 lbs of weight loss per week without excercise (due to pulled hamstrings). I do not take the Phentermine full dose, nor do I take it every day. My doctor follows me closely and I pay close attention to how I feel and go by instinct. My overall health and well being is more important than losing weight. I am very cautious and choose the right foods e.g., protiens, green veggies, lots of water, fruits and fiber. I am sure to get proper rest to stay mentally sound. Losing weight is good for me, but is taxing on my body and I am going to do what I have to in order to develop healthy long term habits (which take at least 30 days to develop)."
Emyleigh1957 July 29, 2016
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"Ive been on psychiatric meds for a greater than 10 years. Most of these medications had cause me to gain a lot of weight. At my last doctors appointment I weighed 265 and was given the option to start taking topiramate. I took 1/2 50 mg tablet every night for 3 days then 1/2 tablet twice a day starting on June 30, 2016. Well when I was weighed on July 15, 2016, I had lost 5 pounds with no exercise. I have a follow up appointment tomorrow on July 28,2016. Oh I haven't noticed any side effects. I'll keep you guys posted."
wannabslim (taken for less than 1 month) July 28, 2016
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"Hi, thank you all for your comments. Ive just started topamax (second night) 25mg and cant sleep. I now see its a side effect that some expereince and it will go away. I will persist. Had a bit of a headache and a bit fuzzy in the morning but thats it. will let you know in a week if any weight loss. definately not feeling hungry."
Aussigal July 19, 2016
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"I only took this medicine for 1 dose (25 mg) because it made my eyes fire red. So red that people were like what's wrong with your eyes! It took about 24 hours for it to go away. I had a pharmacist tell me not to take it then the doctor tell me to use Visine so I just didn't take anymore after reading the black box warnings. I didn't feel hungry like I usually do but I did feel pretty foggy."
klovely21 July 14, 2016
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"I am a 56 y.o. woman. I need to loose 20%bw. ( about 36lbs) I tried Contrave with horrible side effects. Dr prescribed Topiramate because of migraines. I have been taking 25g a.m.& p.m. I bike 3x and wk. No migraines, some minor "word salad" steady small weight loss. 6lbs in 3-4 weeks. Decreased appetite and increase in drinking water. It has been so easy, I'm surprised when the scale is down!! I am extremely happy so far."
Karlatte (taken for less than 1 month) July 4, 2016
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