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User Reviews for Topiramate

Also known as: Qudexy XR, Topamax, Topamax Sprinkle, Topiragen, Trokendi XR

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7.6/10 Average Rating
138 Ratings with 151 User Reviews

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"I started this med back in late November 2017 and lost 40 pounds by early Jan 2018. For some silly reason, I went off the med but watched what I ate, then that slowly went out the window as well. While I didn't gain any weight back while I was off the med, I didn't lose any either. I went back on my healthy eating regime yesterday, but the sugar cravings were so bad last night that I binged and ate half a bag of chocolate morsels. This morning the craving was still there and then I remembered the topiramate. Took a half dose to get me through the day and will begin the normal full dose tonight. Took that half dose about a hour ago and cravings have settled down and I'm chilling. It also helps with my mood disorder so I guess I will be a lifelong fan! Love the med!"

   
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Come Monday (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 15, 2018

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"I was on this for about 5 months for having hunger pangs from another medication I was on. It worked ok for the hunger but gave me a whole other ball of problems. Anemia, Internal Bleeding, Rectal Bleeding, Vomiting Blood, Gastritis and other GI problems I don't even want to get in to. After being in the hospital twice and ruling out sources, it definitely came down to this medicine being the cause. PLEASE read the side effects and other testimonies before taking this. I heard there are other things out there you can take to lose weight and that this stuff doesn't work all that well if you are a compulsive eater."

   
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READ SIDE EFFECTS BEFORE TAKIN (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 27, 2018

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"I started Topiramate January 3, 2018 for migraines also hoping to lose some weight since I had gained 30 pounds due to taking antidepressants. My appetite has decreased I eat a small bowl of organic granola in the morning and coffee and coffee again mid afternoon and small dinner in the afternoon around 6 pm. I haven had any weight loss on the contrary I have gained weight!!! And I’m eating much less and healthy no refined flours and sugars. I’m not exercising maybe that has to do with it. But before I was on trokendi XR and lost 10 in 2 weeks too bad the insurance will not pay for it anymore."

Margarita (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 24, 2018

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"I have been on Topiramate for 4.5 months for appetite suppressant. It has been great! I also am on Weight Watchers and I work out regularly, but I was unable to continually lose weight until I started Topiramate. I did have the side effects of tingling in the hands and feet occasionally, but that has pretty much gone away. It has been my miracle drug. I have lost 25 pounds and and have another 20 or so to go. The weight loss has slowed down in the last month, but I did make it through the holidays losing weight which has never happened before! It doesn’t take all my cravings away, but just helps turn it down some."

   
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Gram Gail January 29, 2018

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"I started taking Topamax & Phentermine back in July of 2016, & when I saw my new Dr.on January 2, 2018, I have now lost a total of 50 pounds!!!! I'm so excited, because I know that the slower I take it off, the more apt I am to keep it off. I'm not quite at my goal weight yet, but I know in time I'll get there."

Shortbrowneyedgal (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 29, 2018

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"My shrink gave me this pill to stop my binging I am overweight right now I am 186 lbs and my goal is to get to 135 lbs So I started this medicine yesterday It is too early to say if it works but I am happy I have not seen any side effects on me. I am also taking escitalopram, Lexapro 100mg a day because I had panic attacks. At first I thought Topiramate was gonna make them reappear but it did not so I am happy. I am still hungry all the time but My stomach hurts and I am going to the bathroom every time I eat anything. I am still waiting for it to do some effect I am slowly going up with my dose I am on 25 mg twice a day and in 4 days I will start with 50mg twice a day and then 100mg twice a day... so I guess that's where I'll feel it"

   
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bingeeater91 (taken for less than 1 month) January 4, 2018

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Topamax (topiramate): "It’s a little early for a review. It’s currently December 27th, 2017 and started Topamax on Dec. 7th. It’s been 20 days and I am a total binge eater. I’ve never been overweight, it’s not even in my genes to be overweight. I’m going through an extreme depression and being on over 12 different medications the past 5 years has been rough. I was 115-120lbs all the way up until I was 18. Started getting medicated when I was 18 and started gaining ever since. It’s normal to gain weight with age obviously, i’ve seen just about everyone I graduated with has gained weight. I blame Seroquel for my weight gain. HOWEVER. I weigh 161lbs starting topamax, it’s been 20 days, haven’t shifted in weight. Will post update later on."

   
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heyitsmeee (taken for less than 1 month) December 28, 2017

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Topamax (topiramate): "First- there is absolutely no difference between brand and generic. There can't be legally. It is the same active ingredient and the same strength. It's just the name and cost and inactive ingredinets. This being said... I don't understand where negative remarks come from. This medicine is amazing. I took it a while ago then asked to be changed to something else. I gained 20lbs and the other med didn't so anything. So I asked to be changed back. My leg muscles hurt and I have a few word issues but it's an amazing medicine."

   
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Teetzytotz December 4, 2017

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Topamax (topiramate): "My original intent with Topamax was never weight loss, (mood) nor would have I ever believed the results I've obtained 19 months later. Quick negatives-my mental agility decreased significantly, I misspell my own name; most food & beverages taste like rubbish; and, the generic version is subpar. I was always overweight, I'm mid-30s, male, & slimmed from 275 to low 180s, size 42 to 32, XXL to L. It stays off! Still drop a few lbs. every month. However it's impossible for me to get off, I tried once and I went into a severe depression, but I'm a healthy weight now with perfect blood pressure."

   
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crazydude81 (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 2, 2017

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"I started at 25 mg and slowly increased to 100 mg my appetite is much decreased . I do still crave sweets but find I have more control. I have went from 175 to 153 in 5 months and am still losing weight. I don't exercise and try to eat healthy which I do believe helps"

   
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Cg12 November 23, 2017

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"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."

   
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vivian2 November 4, 2017

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"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."

   
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Stepdncer (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 15, 2017

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"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

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"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."

   
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PacerC (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 19, 2017

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"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!)"

   
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nurseanddogmom September 3, 2017

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"Good"

   
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Gooty August 31, 2017

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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"

   
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Losing2fast (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 25, 2017

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"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"

   
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Leslie Sierra 210 August 20, 2017

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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."

   
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belladonna863 August 16, 2017

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"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!!"

   
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Sunshine_Paisley_Pink (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 12, 2017

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"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?"

   
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Yogina (taken for less than 1 month) August 2, 2017

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"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

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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.."

   
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chunkymonkey77 (taken for less than 1 month) July 10, 2017

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"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!"

   
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2Blessed2sweat July 1, 2017

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"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"

   
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Stepherz (taken for less than 1 month) June 14, 2017

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