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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

111 Ratings with 118 User Reviews

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"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 "

   
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Michalle (taken for less than 1 month) March 22, 2017

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"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#"

   
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MamaBee123 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 22, 2017

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"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"

   
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Feel brand new February 8, 2017

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"Lost 50 pounds"

   
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Teresa from boston (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 30, 2017

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"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."

   
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ChickieDee (taken for less than 1 month) January 27, 2017

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"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."

   
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Kaysong20 January 14, 2017

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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"

   
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Still here December 30, 2016

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"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!!"

   
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jsece (taken for less than 1 month) December 18, 2016

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"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!!"

   
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Nancy81269 December 18, 2016

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"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!"

   
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frendlynancy November 15, 2016

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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."

   
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TJ Sweetheart November 13, 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"

   
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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!"

   
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TheKatKanDo November 9, 2016

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"Been on the medicine since 2010 and lost 20 pounds. It doesn't work for everyone. I watched what I ate did a lot of walking and it didn't help. I take 100mg 2x a day. Not happy!"

   
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Nothappyatall November 6, 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."

   
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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!"

   
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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."

   
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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"

   
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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?"

   
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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."

   
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britt21any (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 22, 2016

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"Day 6 14 pounds lost. !! I haven't put exercise in yet. I take 25 mg 2x a day ."

   
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Jamie jo (taken for less than 1 month) September 19, 2016

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"I am about to start taking the topiramate starting on monday september 19th along with phentermine, I will let you know how it turns out"

G-MONEY THOMAS September 18, 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!"

   
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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."

   
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Destined For Greatness (taken for less than 1 month) August 24, 2016

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