topamax & weight loss

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Rnericu

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Feb 24, 2013
 
I meant to say 32 lbs and couldn't be happier!!
Scaredoftopo

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#442
Feb 25, 2013
 
Rnericu--

What dosage are you at/did you start at. Generic or brand? Any side effects?
Leandi

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#443
Feb 26, 2013
 
Rnericu wrote:
I've been on Topamax for 5 weeks and have already lost 22 lbs and feel great!!
Dosage?
olivia

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#444
Mar 2, 2013
 
Im on 125 mg and ive lost 16 pounds in 3 months. In one month ive lost 9 pounds.
Ann

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#445
Mar 4, 2013
 
I started on topamax for about two weeks now for migranes and have lost ten pounds. Haven't had a migrane yet. Hope to God I don't. This medicine makes me feel tired, but maybe I can handle this for a while anyway.
Erika

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#447
Mar 6, 2013
 
just me wrote:
Has anyone heard of taking Topamax for weight loss? I completed my treatments in May and am having trouble shedding a few "unwanted" pounds due to the chemo "throwing" me into menopause. My Oncologist suggested this med at 25mg at bedtime. Just wondering if anyone has had any results? Thanks.
I lost over 70lbs after being on it about 7 months. But as soon as I stopped using it I'm beginning to gain a little weight back. I ate no sugar and mostly fish. Also I exercised daily now I exercise about 4 times per week. But still seem to be gaining weight. I do not want to be on this medication for the rest of my life.
Stephanie

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#448
Mar 6, 2013
 
Erika wrote:
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I lost over 70lbs after being on it about 7 months.
What dosage were you on?
JJay

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#449
Mar 7, 2013
 
I just started taking topamax yesterday for migraines, the Dr said a side affect said could be weight loss which didn't seem so bad since I need to loose about 20 pounds. After reading some of these side of effects of hair loss, memory problems, skin issues & numbness it makes me a little nervous. I will talk to my Dr again.
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#450
Mar 10, 2013
 
Hope this works for me
cyn

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#451
Mar 13, 2013
 
Correction wrote:
It's LOSE weight people, not LOOSE. Jesus that makes me insane. Where did you people go to school??
maybe they are having trouble spelling due to the "loss of words & memory" that they say has been a side effect & I do notice a lot of bad spelling as well.
CONCERNED

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Mar 18, 2013
 
TOPAMAX IS THE MEDS THAT THE DOC HAS PRESCRIBED FOR ME TO GET RID OF THOSE AWFUL MIGRAINES THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED. AND LOSING WEIGHT....YES I CAN STAND TO LOSE A FEW POUNDS. BUT LOSING MY HAIR IS A NO NO. IS THE HAIR LOSS EXTREME...LIKE PATCHES OR IS IT A FEW STRANDS EVERYDAY. YES I KNOW THAT THE RESULTS MAY BE DIFFERENT WITH EACH INDIVIDUAL BUT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT OTHERS HAVE EXPERIENCED.
Leandi

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Mar 19, 2013
 
CONCERNED wrote:
TOPAMAX IS THE MEDS THAT THE DOC HAS PRESCRIBED FOR ME TO GET RID OF THOSE AWFUL MIGRAINES THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED. AND LOSING WEIGHT....YES I CAN STAND TO LOSE A FEW POUNDS. BUT LOSING MY HAIR IS A NO NO. IS THE HAIR LOSS EXTREME...LIKE PATCHES OR IS IT A FEW STRANDS EVERYDAY. YES I KNOW THAT THE RESULTS MAY BE DIFFERENT WITH EACH INDIVIDUAL BUT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT OTHERS HAVE EXPERIENCED.
So far I've only had strands.... Not patches. It doesn't seem that bad! There's vitamins etc that you can take to help with the hairloss. The weight loss is good.:-) All the best.
Jennifer

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Mar 19, 2013
 

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So far I've only had strands.... Not patches. It doesn't seem that bad! There's vitamins etc that you can take to help with the hair loss. The weight loss is good.:-) All the best.
I took topamax for over a year. Weight loss: 100 pounds... not even kidding. Hair loss: not patches, but handfuls while I was washing my hair, and styling. I used to have very thick, very full hair. I stopped taking topamax when it caused me severe anxiety attacks.(You have to wean off it, but I totally stopped on Jan. 13, 2013) I am still waiting for my hair to return to normal. Still losing A LOT on a daily basis. I agree about the vitamins, but they didn't PREVENT my hair loss. Anxiety: much better. And no weight gain. Hope this is helpful to someone.

I hope
Jennifer

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#455
Mar 19, 2013
 
And as you can see, my cognitive memory has been wrecked!!
Pain in NY

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Mar 25, 2013
 
I have been on Topamax for about 10 weeks and have lost about 8 lbs. But counted every calorie. I did not get the med to loose weight although I do need to. I can not excersize because of my disabilites. I take it for my pain and numbness in my arms and neck from surgery. I feel somedays my brain is in fog and my memory is fading very fast, but it does delivery relief: so do I suffer in pain all day or brain fog it's a loose loose situation. I guess if I was taking off the weight and the pain was gone as others it would be a little more encourging but I'm not. It seems I forget more and more things everyday. even my spelling in here I know some things are wrong but that's just the brain fog that goes on all day. My head as others spoke does goe tinlgly and sometime others parts of my body does also.
So my thought is if you're taking it just for weight lose DON'T, make sure the reason your taking it outways what you are really loosing. A mind is a terible thing too loose
Jennifer

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Mar 25, 2013
 
Pain in NY wrote:
I have been on Topamax for about 10 weeks and have lost about 8 lbs. But counted every calorie. I did not get the med to loose weight although I do need to. I can not excersize because of my disabilites. I take it for my pain and numbness in my arms and neck from surgery. I feel somedays my brain is in fog and my memory is fading very fast, but it does delivery relief: so do I suffer in pain all day or brain fog it's a loose loose situation. I guess if I was taking off the weight and the pain was gone as others it would be a little more encourging but I'm not. It seems I forget more and more things everyday. even my spelling in here I know some things are wrong but that's just the brain fog that goes on all day. My head as others spoke does goe tinlgly and sometime others parts of my body does also.
So my thought is if you're taking it just for weight lose DON'T, make sure the reason your taking it outways what you are really loosing. A mind is a terible thing too loose
I couldn't agree with you more!! I was taking it for my epilepsy, but the side effects became worse than the benefits. It's "kill or cure" with this medication. If you don't HAVE to use it, don't.
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#458
Mar 25, 2013
 
Started it in Jan.. migraines. . Pretty much gone...im passing all my college classes so it hasn't made me dumb no hair loss.. and lost 47 lbs.. exercise 4 nights a week. . Just great.
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#460
Mar 28, 2013
 
the dr put me on 15 mg of topamax a day and ive been taking it for 5 days and im still eating the same. Is this maybe not enough for me? Im getting dis ouraged
bajanwoman

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Apr 3, 2013
 
Jennifer wrote:
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I took topamax for over a year. Weight loss: 100 pounds... not even kidding. Hair loss: not patches, but handfuls while I was washing my hair, and styling. I used to have very thick, very full hair. I stopped taking topamax when it caused me severe anxiety attacks.(You have to wean off it, but I totally stopped on Jan. 13, 2013) I am still waiting for my hair to return to normal. Still losing A LOT on a daily basis. I agree about the vitamins, but they didn't PREVENT my hair loss. Anxiety: much better. And no weight gain. Hope this is helpful to someone.
I hope
About to start today 25 mg....I am a little concerned. Hair loss?
Jennifer

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Apr 3, 2013
 
bajanwoman wrote:
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About to start today 25 mg....I am a little concerned. Hair loss?
I was on 300mg per day, 150 in the a.m. and 150 in the p.m. I didn't notice the hair loss until about 4 months of taking the medication. My hair is still not back to normal. And honestly, if it had been the only side effect for me, I would have purchased a wig
and kept taking the medication. But the brain fog, the anxiety (which I now take a DIFFERENT medication for!), the numbness and tingling in my extremities, and the fact that it didn't control my seizures... I gave it my best shot. I'm happy with the weight loss, but that's about it. Are they going to slowly taper you on to more? Read up on it. If you don't HAVE to be on it, think twice. Good luck!

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