topamax & weight loss

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Libre 71

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#506
May 30, 2013
 
Leandi wrote:
Is anyone experiencing memory issues / foggy mind / confusion? Does it feel like you've gone a little dumb / less intelligent?
i feel like i've dropped my i.q over night and get the foggy feeling too
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#507
May 31, 2013
 
My doctor has just prescribed topamax to me to help assist my mood stabilizer, assist with alcohol avoidance, and help stop my binge eating. I guess you can say that I am taking it for the trifecta of problems. I am really hoping that it can help with all of those things, but especially help with the weight I had gained while binge eating (70lbs). The one area of concern is the hair loss and the scatter brain feeling. How severe do those symptoms occur?
Leandi

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#508
May 31, 2013
 
Libre 71 wrote:
<quoted text> i feel like i've dropped my i.q over night and get the foggy feeling too
It's crazy how bad it is! And the worst is... I go and read the side effects of my mood stabilizer and that too has confusion on as a side effect!!!! So I'm stuffed basically.
Topamax helps soooo much for the binge eating and its like you can just control yourself you know. I really dig that big! But is it worth it?:-/ the weightloss loving bit in me says hell yes, but I hate this stupid confused feeling especially after knowing that its not me. But now, stop this, then I'll need something else for crying. &#128563; What to doooo!!
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Jun 2, 2013
 

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Kari wrote:
I am going to start Topamax 25 tonight i am taking it for weight loss, i am having a tummy tuck in June and have 30 lbs to lose before the Dr will do it, i am very excited to lose the weight, does any one know how fast the weight will come off
I was put on 50mg of topamax per night for extreme migraines after my neurologist took pity on me (god bless him)and saw that I desperately wanted to lose my baby weight that I had been carrying around for 2 1/2 years! Anyway, I noticed a change within 3 weeks or so my face and neck was much thinner and I had lost about 14 pounds in a month and within 7 months I lost 55 pounds!!! Food just didn't taste as GREAT as I remembered it to be and nothing tasted as good as being thin. I did have major tingle sensation in my feet and dry mouth all the time. Make sure u commit to taking your prescription exactly as prescribed if u keep missing doses the weight loss is only going to be delayed. Ps- my migraines came back and I'm currently on 100mgs that occurred about 60% thru my weight loss goal. I think the increase in dose really helped me lose such high numbers because I just lost complete interest in all junk food, I only ate when my body was suppose to. Hope my story helps! Good luck on your weight loss journey!!!! <3
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#510
Jun 3, 2013
 
hmmm. I just started taking topamax (25) and now I can't sleep. Is it possible that it is giving me a shot of energy versus drowsiness? seems to be going against the grain. It is the only thing that has changed in my regime.
Libre 71

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#511
Jun 3, 2013
 
I was inderal before taking topomax and hav only being taking it 4 a mth.just recently doubled my dose from 25mg to 50 mg (3 days ago) my neurologist felt sorry 4 me i think....my migraines been getting worse d last yr.really hoping that these tabs will help coz i'm at the end of my tether with the constant pain..but terrible side effects..like nausea,tingles in my face and feet and hands but worse is the dizziness and confusion.some days its hard to concentrate and like i said on an earlier post feel like my i.q has dropped overnight.anybody get any good results with their migraines?? Is it worth the side effets and do they ease??
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#512
Jun 5, 2013
 
I am currently taking 50 mg of topomax. My migraines are not as bad but am having a lot of pressure with my eyes. Anyone else experiencing this? I would love any feedback and thoughts jessicaabernathy@hotmail.com
And already noticing weight loss and it has been 3 weeks. Would love thoughts

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#513
Jun 6, 2013
 
jessica wrote:
I am currently taking 50 mg of topomax. My migraines are not as bad but am having a lot of pressure with my eyes. Anyone else experiencing this? I would love any feedback and thoughts jessicaabernathy@hotmail.com
And already noticing weight loss and it has been 3 weeks. Would love thoughts
I would have it checked out. One of the side effects does have to do with the eyes. The following is from their website:

http://www.topamax.com/how-topamax-may-help--...

TOPAMAX® may cause eye problems. Serious eye problems include: sudden decrease in vision with or without eye pain and redness; blockage of fluid in the eye causing increased pressure in the eye (secondary angle closure glaucoma). These eye problems can lead to permanent loss of vision if not treated. You should call your healthcare professional right away if you have any new eye symptoms.

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#514
Jun 6, 2013
 
I was supposed to start on Topamax today for the treatment of migrains. After further research and seeing all the nasty side effects, I opted out. Lucky for me, my migrains are mild to moderate with a frequency of about three to four a month and usually resolved with Excedrin.
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#515
Jun 9, 2013
 
So Ive been taking Topamax 25mg twice a day everyday, for a few months now and just recently ive started loosing my appetite. Food doesn't taste the same and some of my favorite drinks are starting to taste like water. Has anyone else experienced this? I know that one of the side effects are loss of appetite but its like now, I don't want to eat anything.
Libre 71

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#516
Jun 10, 2013
 
I felt the same when i started the topomax and when i read the leaflet that came with them with all the side effects i nearly felt like running for the hills..but they hav helped with the severity of the migraines.t.g....but i hav to say all you u read about the side effects for me at least are true but i'm only praying that they will ease with time..i've been reading some of the previous posts regarding the weight loss and i don't mind a few pounds, butwouldn't be comfortable losing too much does it really work like that??
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#517
Jun 11, 2013
 
Is the generic form of topamax as good as the real one? Does it help you lose weight?
Hinder

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#518
Jun 12, 2013
 
does anyone know how effective topamaxi is on adults with autism?
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#519
Jun 14, 2013
 
Im 28 yrold 249lbs decided to give topamax a try I am on 25mg will Istill loose or do I need a higher dosage
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#520
Jun 14, 2013
 
Alison wrote:
I've been on and off topamax for about five years, for mood and to counteract weight gain from other meds. The first time I took it I lost about thirty lbs. Since then in only two years I've gained sixty from seroquil. The next two times the dr. Put me back on topamax I lost nothing? Does the weight loss stop after the first time?? As for memory, yes you lose it. My doctor said it makes you act "dumb" it also kills your night vision, and soda tastes horrible! But, it's worth it if I'd lose this seroquil weight!
I read the book "My Way Out" for alcohol abuse. It talked about the side effects of Topamax. She said for the cognitive symptoms, as your doctor if it's okay to take Adrafinil or Modafinil. You can get it in drug and health food stores, supposedly. I haven't tried Topamax yet, but I'm going to go ahead and get some Adrafinil or Modafinil just in case I have those memory problems.
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#521
Jun 18, 2013
 
Hey there, I'm fourteen and I was started on topamax two days ago for eating disordered thinking. This stuff is actually working already! I'm feeling better and I'm comfortable eating food which I haven't been comfortable doing since I was about eight. This is the best thing that's ever happened to me!:o)
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#523
Jun 19, 2013
 
I take topamax for PTSD and bipolar and migraines. I have had great success with being able to fall asleep and pretty much stay asleep. I have lost weight on it which is also a plus. Just don't loose sight of the real reasons we are asking this medicine. Because the side effects are very real. I hope this helps someone out there.
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#524
Jun 21, 2013
 
JBB wrote:
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I read the book "My Way Out" for alcohol abuse. It talked about the side effects of Topamax. She said for the cognitive symptoms, as your doctor if it's okay to take Adrafinil or Modafinil. You can get it in drug and health food stores, supposedly. I haven't tried Topamax yet, but I'm going to go ahead and get some Adrafinil or Modafinil just in case I have those memory problems.
I just saw your post as I was wondering around here today. First timer. Is there really help for the memory issues. I supposed to take 300 Mg a day of Topamax but my memory is all over the place. I forget what I do all the time. I have post it notes every where. My legs tingle all the time. My face is okay. But I have a limp now too. When I go to my Neuro he tells me it is normal??
Amp

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#525
Jun 21, 2013
 
I am taking topamax for headaches and have been on it for 6 weeks. I do not work out and I am overweight for my height. I started off at 209 and went for my follow up appointment and now weight 200lbs 6 weeks later. I force myself to eat something because if I wanted to I could go without eating whereas before I was on topamax I could eat snack all day as much as I wanted. So now since I don't really crave anything I force myself to eat healthy things and it seems to be working! Don't go without eating or you will gain the weight all back. I have not worked out once!
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#526
Jun 21, 2013
 
I forgot to say I take 100 mg per day

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