topamax & weight loss

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Alabamabelle

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#592
Dec 22, 2013
 
I have been on Topamax 25mg twice a day for almost a month now for migraines and have lost 26 pounds. I am also taking 300 mg of Wellbutrin XL. The Topamax has killed my appetite and any soda tastes disgusting which is a good thing. I am very overweight so I can afford to lose a lot. I had migraines at least four days a week and couldn't hardly function. This medicine is a miracle! I am only having maybe one or two migraines a week and they are tolerable!! And the weightloss is a plus! I haven't had any side effects whatsoever. No hair loss nothing.
patti

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#593
Jan 4, 2014
 
ETS wrote:
Hi it's me again. So I have not lost any additional weight since the increase to 200 mg a day. I am so frustrated! it seems like everyone has so much success with the appetite suppression when I only had it at the beginning. Has anyone else experienced this?
Ive been on 200 mgs for about 5 months and lost 40 pounds....all the side effects are gone except I still can't drink soda, it tastes gross to me. But I have no appetite still and my moods are pretty stable.
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#594
Jan 4, 2014
 
Is anyone on anything higher than 200 mgs and if so why?
cyndi

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#595
Jan 5, 2014
 
Anyone have success with weight loss after losing..stopping for year or so and then going back on..and will taking welbutrin help with topomax
natalie rose

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#596
Jan 9, 2014
 
Robin wrote:
I have been on topomax for about 3 months know for grand mal seizures. It has stopped me from having seizures, but I have lost over 40 punds at the same time. I am down to 135 pounds, which my doctors say is fine, but I still get worried at the quick weight loss. But the pills work great, except for the loss of appetite, so topomax is a good med., but just be mindful of the side effects.
I am on Lamictal for seizures and my neurologist just added on 25 mg at night. The weight loss would be nice, not going to lie. What dosage are you on? Thanks!
char

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#597
Jan 9, 2014
 
Iv been on topamax for about 4 years now and have not had any weight loss i am on it for migraines. i also have insomnia i am taking 50mg twice a day and i dont get drowsy i wonder if my doctor ups the dosage and i take it just at night if it will help me sleep
Angelika

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#598
Jan 9, 2014
 
I am on Topiramate (the generic for Topomax) and am in the second month of taking it. After 1 month my Doctor upped the dosage from 25 mg to 50 mg but no weight loss. Was kind of hoping for some. It is helping with my Migraines and I need to take less pain meds.
damien

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#599
Jan 19, 2014
 
http://reliablemedicationsrx.com/... is a good site for topamax
Lorraine

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#600
Feb 4, 2014
 
I have been on topamax for approx 4 months, 100 mg per day and have not lost a pound. I gained 10...! My migraines are gone, but my MD prescribed it to mr for both migraines and she said it would help me loose weight. Unfortunately I have not lost anything
TopamaxUser

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#601
Feb 4, 2014
 
I started 200mg daily and within 6 weeks I lost 28 lbs. I am 5'4" started at 215lbs now down to 187. Update to that is I seem to be losing about 6lbs a week.
shar

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#602
Feb 4, 2014
 
Started taking topamax two weeks ago... Hope to lose weight.. As I've tried every DIET going without luck :((... Plus I'm getting married soon so Im hoping this med helps...
Estella

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#603
Feb 10, 2014
 
Alesha wrote:
I am about to begin Topamax or severe migraine headaches, I read that hair loss is a side affect has anyone noticed a thinning or loss of hair?
I took Topomax for almost 2 years 100mg daily. No hair loss but terrible brain fog and extreme weight loss. I finally took myself off because I could not remember anything and word retrieval was close to impossible some days. This is one bad drug. There has to be some better way to control migraines than living like a skinny zombie. Good news is you will gain the weight back after going off the pills.
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#604
Feb 10, 2014
 
char wrote:
Iv been on topamax for about 4 years now and have not had any weight loss i am on it for migraines. i also have insomnia i am taking 50mg twice a day and i dont get drowsy i wonder if my doctor ups the dosage and i take it just at night if it will help me sleep
Hi Char when I was taking it, I took 100mg before bed and slept soundly every night. I had been having lots of problems trying to sleep before going on it. This was a nice side effect. I didn't put the two together until I stopped taking and all of a sudden I don't sleep anymore.:( But on the bright side my brain fog is gone. I feel normal again, just tired.
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#605
Feb 11, 2014
 

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Very true i have been on topamax for a while and if i didnt remind myself to eat i wouldnt i had no taste for food... and i would go hours without eating and my stomache would start to growl till i realized i needed to eat..
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#606
Feb 17, 2014
 
Just started Topamax with Phentermine after having Lap Band for losing weight. Think this will work for me?
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#607
Feb 26, 2014
 
Okay so I do the two tablets @ night and two in the morning. I have severe nerve damage in my left leg as well as PTSD and anxiety. Topamax has decreased my nerve pain. Gaven me so much energy I can actually clean the house cook dinner and take he kids places, and I'm always smiling. I've been on this for a little over a month and so far it has changed my life. Yes, in the food area it's a little difficult. I don't feel like eat much. And I don't get cravings. But I'm happy to have my life back. Snacking works great for me, eating every two hours. Grapes & fruit taste awesome. As well as apple juice because I've been having a difficult time with beverages. Your suppose to eat every two hours any ways! It's not going to work for everyone, but so far, it's been wowing for me!
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#608
Mar 1, 2014
 
Alabamabelle wrote:
I have been on Topamax 25mg twice a day for almost a month now for migraines and have lost 26 pounds. I am also taking 300 mg of Wellbutrin XL. The Topamax has killed my appetite and any soda tastes disgusting which is a good thing. I am very overweight so I can afford to lose a lot. I had migraines at least four days a week and couldn't hardly function. This medicine is a miracle! I am only having maybe one or two migraines a week and they are tolerable!! And the weightloss is a plus! I haven't had any side effects whatsoever. No hair loss nothing.
When did you notice weight loss I take 50mg at nigh I started 25mg for a week and just went to 50 a couple of days ago but having lost any weight and I'm actually always hungry
Melissa

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#609
Mar 5, 2014
 
I was prescribed it for both bipolar and bulimia and it has helped me a great deal with my craving to binge and purge . However my memory is shot. I also have recalling words mid sentence. Some call this the dopamax effect.
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#610
Mar 18, 2014
 
I started taking Topamax probably 8 months ago and pretty much after the first night i noticed a change in everything i ate, i noticed it was mainly processed foods and artificial flavours that changed to tasting like sour garbage, soft drinks almost burnt my mouth when i tried to drink it, it was like drinking boiling hot fizzy drink, but fresh fruit and veg and also meats where tolerable. I lost 20lbs in a month and i was on 25mg for the first 2 weeks then 50mg for the second two! i stopped taking Topamax after that month because being a senior in high school i just couldn't cope with the side effects and the work load, it made my head almost empty, it was a weird feeling all i could do was sit there, concentrating and thinking deeply where almost impossible and i used to be talking and mid sentence would forget what i was talking about!
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#611
Thursday Mar 27
 
Hello i have been in the 25 mg for 1 week and have lost 7 pounds, fastest weight lost and migraine medicine i have ever seen :-)

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