Can topamax be used for weight loss

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there is a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the makers of topamax at the moment for birth defects like cleft palate and spina bifida, google topamax and lawsuit and you will get more info, at the moment they have paid out m in damages.'ve been taking the topimax for seizures for 12 years or more and never lost any weight.'ve been on lortab for my back as well as ambien and xanax..but juss like most ppl i didn't know u cud lose weight from it,,i have only been on it for maybe 3 month n lost 30lbs n like some ppl on here i have to force myself to eat but also thirsty for tons n tons of water. i hope you manage to be successful with your weight loss, i was only trying to warn you about the side effects.  i lost 35 lbs and then quit taking the topomax cause of cost at the time and gained the weight back. very little dieting was involved other than the exclusion of soda and i started walking twice a week (albeit sporadically, to be honest about it. i didn't have side effects because i took mine as one dose before bed. but it does freak me out sometimes because i think wow it coming out like that everyday you would think i wouldnt have any hair but i do.  have noticed a decrease in appetite but know smaller more frequent meals work best for me for weight loss, not forgetting and skipping meals which has been happening. however, i do also take zonegran for my seizures and the massive weight loss could caused by the combination of these two together. i do get some side effects of changes in taste, pins and niddles in my face and poor concentration but overall this has not caused me a problem long term. anyone know why drs are so afaid of giving this med to people to help them in weight issues, it may not be siezures but can lead to heart and other health related diseases. side effects i have: - appetite loss - weight loss (including hospitalisation on a number of occasions for anorexia nervosa) - numbness - concentration and memory deterioration - inability to focus on one activity - blurred vision - depression - mood swings. too am just starting topirmate 25mg, it's initially for bi-polar but also to loose weight as i have gained a lot of weight with other mood stabilisers.  immediately noticed bleh flat pop taste but ditching diet pop won't be a bad thing.), i have never been an avid exerciser, my latest blood work came back perfect (my doc said she hopes i feel as good as my labs look so i am blessed) and i am an occasional smoker (currently 1-2 cigs per day if any)   the only reason i mention all of that is to illustrate how different everyone's individual situation and experience can be and the importance of taking everything into consideration. :) i have had repeated and sometimes severe and lengthy episodes of depression which have been controlled on the wellbutrin, i have been heavier in my life time but am currently at 186 and should be 130,  i have a history of binge eating, (i know how to eat healthy and do at times, will lose some but i have a weakness for sugar and salt so i always manage to find what i have lost! was prescribed topamax a month ago for migraine prevention and also to loose some weight from gabapentin and seroquel which i'm currently on. the only side effects i've noticed so far are, feeling sleepy with morning dose and mild constipation which i've been able to deal with with gentle laxative every couple days.  if you suffer from migraine, i hear topamax is a great product for relief. i have been much more forgetful, which has been a scary thing, but the fact that my migraines have reduced to about 2-3 times a month as compared to 4+ times a week is worth it. look horrible and eat constantly to try and gain some weight back and nothing is working.  my side effects were as follows--memory loss, dopamax brain,--unable to concentrate, pins and needles in feet and hands, and finally weight loss. know what u mean,,,i dealt with migraines all my life n i went to a dr n she gave me topamax n it worked great. he's a surgeon not a primary, so i've been trying to be confident with this. seems to work on the addictive centers of the brain, removing the drive behind addictions. people have commented on my weight change which has went from 111 to 106 within 4 weeks.  i'm going to ask my doctor about topamax as an appetite suppressant and see if he has any ideas for an energy booster. i used to have migraines when i was in my 20's, but i was never prescribed anything for them. never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this site. lost weight on 25mg & 50mg, but after 2 months it stopped working. but it does freak me out sometimes because i think wow it coming out like that everyday you would think i wouldnt have any hair but i do. off, kudos to everyone for taking an active role in your health and well-being by doing your homework and asking questions., i started a gradual dose for weight loss, but not without severe consequenses because i was upping my own dose to lose faster, so don't do that!  yes and i do find sodas very flat and thats a good thing  dont need them been trying to quit:)  i do have  loss of appetite  we shall see! i'm very well-managed bipolar and i've lost weight on this medication initially, regained some and lost again when my dose was increased. please keep me informed on your progress maybe we can help each other thru this process. it's really so weird any time i get out of this area i lose weight, feel happy.  my point is, don't be afraid of medication for whatever it is you are afflicted by. topamax patients often have to be reminded to eat or schedule meals so that they remember to take in adequate nutrition. seems positive that the topamax would help with the depression. i an exstreamly tired, having a hard time pronouncing certain certain words, remembering things and a weight gain. topamax dosage for weight loss can be as low as 25 mg per day or as high as 800 mg per day--usually split into two doses.

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  i stopped taking it because, like others mentioned, it made me feel dopey, unable to think clearly, i'd lose my words, lose my train of thought.  he has been on topimax for a year and he has not had a single migraine in that whole time! i've just titrated up to 75mg (25 in morning and 50 at night) and have so far found no changes in appetite and no weight loss. sweets seem to be a big culprit in digestive problems. i am about to start back taking topamax and although the weight loss alternative is not my reason for taking the medication, it certainly is a plus. in fact, i gained about 10 pounds, but i think that was from the seroquel that i'd been taking. when i started taking this i weighed 180 pounds because of the other seizure medication they had me on. i'm now still a year and half later yo-yo-ing between 240 and 220. i was put on topamax for the side effect of weight lost only. i just wanted to hear what you say about the topamax being helpful for elevating my mood. i have been on topamax now for 2 months - i did not notice any change in appetite but just started dropping weight - a lot !  her migraines came back so a few months later she tried it again and said the 2nd time around she had no weight loss from it.  i'm hoping the 3rd time's a charm and i see some weight loss this time, i've gained 30 lbs in the past 6 months or so and can't get even a pound of it off so far by counting calories and eating healthier.  so no judgement on the use of medication for weight loss.  at this point i am quite concerned because for some reason, the more i eat, the more weight i lose. loss - particularly a word accessing disorder which makes it difficult to come up with the right word at the right time. agree with all you said and want to reinforce the importance of knowing yourself and all of the med/pscyh issues you have as well as talking with your doc and don't be afraid to ask questions. i am 50 and i was already depressed and the weight gain made it much worse. doctor give me topomax 25mg 1 time at night last week but i don't start yet i would be taking a combination of (topomax) plus (contreva) a new combination to loose weight but i am concern on the side effect anyone is on this combination? long before any started to see weight loss when starting topamax? abruptly stopping topamax at doses above this level can cause seizures, even in patients who have never had a seizure.  (i just spaced out for a good few seconds after typing thanks topamax!  i think the topamax helped me get the extra weight off faster and keep it off. however, i found this post because i was researching still looking for why i'm tired all the time. 2 and wk 25mg in morning and bedtime lost 3 more pounds.  he has been on topimax for a year and he has not had a single migraine in that whole time! you take a b12 vitamine very morning detangling will stop after a while it helps i have been on topamax for for years now my mother was the one he led me to the miracle of b12. i'm getting topamax (non-generic) tomorrow and while i hope it makes these annoying dull headaches go away, i really hope i lose these extra pounds. was prescribed topamax for weight loss and i have lost 10 pounds does it make you just not want to eat thats what it does to me. i used to have migraines when i was in my 20's, but i was never prescribed anything for them.  i'm grateful for that, but do wish i could lose this weight. clinical trials to establish topamax as a weight loss drug were actually concluded prematurely because it was determined that topamax side effects were not well-tolerated by patients using it to lose weight. i had a rx on file for topamax from a year ago when i had insurance, i lost my insurance & now have my insurance again. and i still lost weight faster than i ever have.  when i think back,  i'm betting the mental problems started after my dosage was raised the last time. was precribed topamax for loosing weight,i was 199lbs, and now i'm at 118. i was on topamax for 10 years when i tapered off due to myself being afraid of just taking the drug for so long. i do not have much of an appetite, eat healthy, exercise - but haven't lost 1 lb in the last month since beginning phentermine and topamax!  i found this discussion looking for a weight loss aide..but if you are a habitual, nervous or depressive eater you are not going to loose weight no matter how much topomax you take . it is important to note, however, that the fda has not approved topamax for the treatment of weight loss. was on topamax back in 2011 for my migraines and i dropped about 25 lbs in 3 months.   my slim daughter was prescribed topamax for migraines and said she lost 10lbs over the course of several months. people have commented on my weight change which has went from 111 to 106 within 4 weeks.

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    i swear i notice it to, but i also color my hair and it could be that and i have wimpy hair and am getting older (50), blah, blah, blah.  now i am back on them and the weight is not coming back off.  i have taken armour thyroid for about 20 years and my numbers are always right where i want them to be.! i noticed your post was from february and i would love to know if you have lost any weight in the past 6 months.  i've been on anticonvulsants since 2005, brain fog and fatigue has become  my normal, sadly. just started topamax but feeling really foggy and dizzy also sick to my stomach is this normal i have only ben on it for about 3 days. know this was asked quite some time ago but maybe somebody is still reading up on it. once i got off of it i started taking topamax and started to lose weight. i have been much more forgetful, which has been a scary thing, but the fact that my migraines have reduced to about 2-3 times a month as compared to 4+ times a week is worth it. Answers - Posted in: topamax, obesity, weight loss - Answer: I haven't used Topamax myself but there are two reviews on the link below. seems positive that the topamax would help with the depression. at first i did lose weight cause i was really trying hard. it's really so weird any time i get out of this area i lose weight, feel happy. when he took me off the other 50 a day it didnt take a month and ive already gained 13 back and wasnt even trying to and i tried so hard not to eat junk but it made me crave so much stuff i didnt before and i dont even have it in me to do much exercising like i did ask not only did i gain 13 pounds since mid october but ive lost alot of my tone because i just didnt have the ump in me i guess you would call it and just never have an ounce of energy for nothing. md lists it as a side effect    i used to take topamax it made me loss weight and then it made me loss a lot of hair  i stopped taking it before i went bald . i am taking it for headaches and hoping for the weightloss.  bev  he told me if i didn't think that i over ate, then just keep eating normally  and it worked., i have the same problem, i gained 30 pounds (130-160 pounds) while simultaneously on 100 mg zoloft and 25 mg topamax :( i'm 18 and have bpd and also an eating disorder, i did so much and could not lose any of the weight! i do not have much of an appetite, eat healthy, exercise - but haven't lost 1 lb in the last month since beginning phentermine and topamax! i'm 2014 i started taking topiramate (teva brand) and i don't feel that i lost any weight however i did manage to maintain my weight.  the biggest thing is not being able to remember words. so dr was hoping topamax would help me use less fioricet and lose weight. i haven't drank a beer in over 3 weeks not because i wanted to stop drinking it's because it tastes really awful due the meds, so that should tell you something, not having my migraines are more important to me then having a beer . have been fighting migraines for the last 6 years mostly caused from stress from work. but when i was working, i was hardly ever there because of the dibilitating migraines. was prescribed topamax two weeks ago for off-label use for my fibromyalgia, and i have noticed, although i'm still titrating up (am at 75 mg/day right now with the ultimate goal being 150 mg/day) that my appetite has decreased significantly and i've lost six pounds. so i ask my doctor about trying it for my weight loss. the side effects that i've been going though is not really worth the weight lost. pills are good for weight loss, it controls hunger and help you in effective weight loss.  the dosage of topamax for weight loss is much lower (25 mg x2 per day i do believe), and should only be used for a short period of time. sometimes it can cause you to become nausea, i have medicine for that zofran works great. not so much those who have used it for seizures or migraines and experienced weight loss as a side effect, but those whose doctors prescribed topamax as an off label weight loss drug.! yall wish me luck they put me back on it because this girl never wants to go back to 247 pounds again which is where i was a year ago and for the past 24 years i've been up and around that number and for a 5 foot girl. everything that use to taste good now tastes awful like soda, ice cream, even beer, certain foods i have lost interest in eating.  of course i was pregnant, but shouldn't have been gaining that much at such a rapid speed.  i've gained a lot of weight over the past 4 years and can't seem to get motivated to lose it. before starting the topamax, but have since lost 10+ in the last 2 mo..i have been on 25 mg 2x a day for 6 days and haven't lost any weight.  either you or your insurance co are paying him/her for their treatment/time with you so get what they are being paid for and ask! i am back on topamax the doctor put me 200mg twice a day but just recently changed it to 100mg in the morning and 200mg at night, since i was taking a total of 400mg before.! i only started the 100mg a few days ago and it seems to be working great! eventually this made me afraid of eating and i would only take tiny little snacks if i knew i was going to be walking.  i need  to find a way to maintain a healthy weight so i can continue to take the topomax and use it for pain support. was prescribed topamax a month ago for migraine prevention and also to loose some weight from gabapentin and seroquel which i'm currently on.
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    these, however are referred to as "off-label" uses because it hasn't solely been researched to diagnose or treat these issues. am a rn and let's just start by saying you would probably never take tylenol or any pain reliever if you read the label.  i am also overweight with back pain and grumpy depressed knackered symptoms following hysterectomy and being put into instant menopause.. and now my gut is back and you can see it going over my jeans so now im gonna have to start wearing sweaters and big ol hoodies to hide all that again which i hate because i was just starting to like me after 24 years of being over 200 pounds! agree with all you said and want to reinforce the importance of knowing yourself and all of the med/pscyh issues you have as well as talking with your doc and don't be afraid to ask questions.  i don't know if i'm just one of the unlucky ones that doesn't get to experience that side effect (i seem to get mostly all of the bad side effects from my medicines though)  my dr just prescribed it again. have been on topamax for awhile, none of it was to help with migraines.  some of us have brain chemistry issues contributing to our weight, and may need pharmacological help, but we also need healthy nutrition, exercise, and maybe even counseling. in fact, i gained about 10 pounds, but i think that was from the seroquel that i'd been taking.  i had always told people i didn't overeat, but they didn't believe me. anyone know if the weight loss effect returns when the dose is increased? i rather live with migraines and be a little chubby, than lose my hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. the weight loss was great, the brain fog was terrible! im hoping my visit to the doctor tomorrow he puts me back on it twice a day or im gonna be a very unhappy woman again for years to come.  i will be seeing a neurologist soon to see if my brain has any seizure activity, but i honest have not had one since 2005. at that time i was lucky enough to lose 45lbs between april and august of that year. i've not lost any weight nor had and any loss of appetite. i was put on topamax for migraines and a seizure i had. carbonated beverages: regular and diet sodas, sparkling waters and wines  as well as beer and coffee. i just wanted to hear what you say about the topamax being helpful for elevating my mood. right now i just feel tired but that could be because i have a sinus infection also!'m on topamax 25mg and i lost 18lbs in just a month it definitely works but you have to change your eating habits along with it portion control very important and i also eliminated soda and junk food. i'd like to point out i am not a nurse or health care worker, just a longtime patient with a wealth of experience with topamax - i've been on it for several years with mixed success.  i need to increase my dose to 75mg bc dystonia causes constant neck spasms which make for frequent headaches/migraines and the 50mg had been staving them off until recently; but i'm worried if i increase my dose i will lose too much weight. is very likely that relatively small doses of topamax can cause weight loss in many patients. came here to find information about topamax before i decided if i want to take it for weight loss.  i would love to be thin again, and i'm trying.  the biggest thing is not being able to remember words. off, kudos to everyone for taking an active role in your health and well-being by doing your homework and asking questions. i'm very well-managed bipolar and i've lost weight on this medication initially, regained some and lost again when my dose was increased.  yes and i do find sodas very flat and thats a good thing  dont need them been trying to quit:)  i do have  loss of appetite  we shall see! i've not been very hungry, and have actually lost about 10lbs in the past 2 months. i rather live with migraines and be a little chubby, than lose my hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. was prescribed this about 10 days ago, started on 25 mg for migraines and have been on 50 mgs this week, i don't like taking meds in general so i got online and read lots of bad stuff and all about bad side effects. the only side effects i've noticed so far are, feeling sleepy with morning dose and mild constipation which i've been able to deal with with gentle laxative every couple days. take all my meds at night (topamax, seroquel, cymbalta, and lamictal) and i have noticed that i have lost about 30 pounds since january when i started the topamax.  i also doubt it will make me lose weight -  a doubt i shared with the neurologist but she was adamant that "everyone thinks that and then you cant get the drug off them again when they lose too much".  understand their may be repercussions (what percentage of patient in studies actually lost hair, did it come back when discontinuing the medication, and are you willing to lose hair if it happens to you to achieve your goal. said i just started topamax and that is the same advice my nurse daughter is giving me. if anything is alarming to you, talk to your doctor and discuss your concerns - most likely, there are other reasons he/she prescribed this particular medication for you over another and will address your concerns.  i hate to see someone decide not to take a med prescribed by their doc because of fear of side effects as it may be the one that will finally help!  (i just spaced out for a good few seconds after typing thanks topamax!" i also have fibromyalgia and diabetic nerve pain, so if it helps the cravings it would be a miracle drug for me. i apologize if you mistook my post as anything it wasn't intended to be, and i wish your son the very best.
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    i really hope topomax will help me take off some weight.  i was 180 lbs when i started taking topamax, and within six months i was down to 127 lbs. my starting weight was 182lbs i now vary from 110-118. my meds we doubled and topamax was added with my deprakote. you taking generic or name brand, because now that you have said this i believe this is why my hair has been falling out. so i ask my doctor about trying it for my weight loss. carbonated beverages: regular and diet sodas, sparkling waters and wines  as well as beer and coffee. he's a surgeon not a primary, so i've been trying to be confident with this. sometimes it can cause you to become nausea, i have medicine for that zofran works great.  i need  to find a way to maintain a healthy weight so i can continue to take the topomax and use it for pain support.  sometimes people need help to get the weight off and relieve their hips and other joints. i also want to mention that i was on an ssri, an antidepressant, whic can also cause weight gain, and my dr. i think it varies from person to person which side effects you get, everyone wants the weight loss but unfortunately you may end up with something far less desirable. switched me to 300 mg of  bupropion xl, which is an ndri, and does not cause weight gain. the doctor explain to me that one of her patient  is taking contreva 1 in the am and 1 in the pm plus topomax 1/2 pill 30min before breakfast 1/2 pill 30 min before lunch and 1 pill at night and her patient loose 40 lbs in the past 3 months. you take a b12 vitamine very morning detangling will stop after a while it helps i have been on topamax for for years now my mother was the one he led me to the miracle of b12. if you can make any sense of my post your opinion would be most appreciated, thank you for your help. told me that depakote had caused me to to hold the extra added weight. i say this as to avoid drama:>:> would i tell a friend about the medication for weight loss? please keep me informed on your progress maybe we can help each other thru this process. i used to get up to 17-18 a month, and i now get maybe 1-2 a month, but those are generally caused i think by me not taking care of myself as well, thinking that since i have medication i can be a little more late with my habits.'m not sure if this is of any help, but i have been on topamax now for almost 5 months and take 50 mg in the morning and 50 mg at night. weight loss is meant to happen at between 100-200 mg, so make sure you're in that range. it has been only by taking the topamax and by breathing. very little dieting was involved other than the exclusion of soda and i started walking twice a week (albeit sporadically, to be honest about it. i am a behavioral health provider as well as a consumer (you might be surprised to learn how many of us are! too am titrating off of gabapentin, 1500mg/daily due to excessive weight gain.! i only started the 100mg a few days ago and it seems to be working great! the doctor explain to me that one of her patient  is taking contreva 1 in the am and 1 in the pm plus topomax 1/2 pill 30min before breakfast 1/2 pill 30 min before lunch and 1 pill at night and her patient loose 40 lbs in the past 3 months. insurers will not cover medications that are prescribed for off-label uses. be bold, be brave, be brief my friends - make it count. i know it was the lyrica because i had been on my other med's a long time and my weight hadn't changed in 4 months. was put on topamax when i went to a pain clinic for degenerating disc in my back. lost 10 lbs on it but also a beautiful head of hair! doctors don't like to give out that information because they feel the patient won't take the medications if they knew.! i noticed your post was from february and i would love to know if you have lost any weight in the past 6 months. anxiety and sleepless nights because of a feeling of impending doom.  this helps control the number of times per day a binge eater "binges" and also helps with weight loss. i ate all the time, worked out, even weight gain shakes, and would just stand in the mirror and cry. if topamax is discontinued and then restarted, results will not necessarily be the same. it's been 6 months and i'm no better with that side effect! my question is are you taking any other migraine medicine with your prescription of topamax too? i still get an occasional migraine but nothing like before. was prescribed this about 10 days ago, started on 25 mg for migraines and have been on 50 mgs this week, i don't like taking meds in general so i got online and read lots of bad stuff and all about bad side effects.
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Topamax for Weight Loss?

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i am somewhat overweight but i never thought of using it for that until i read all this. i'm hoping as the dose goes up the weight goes down. came here to find information about topamax before i decided if i want to take it for weight loss. nothing tastes funny, i haven't felt sleepiness yet even though my doctor told me that would be the only side effect other than some weight loss.  she had to stop taking it though because she could think straight on it. right now i just feel tired but that could be because i have a sinus infection also! he is adamant that i use the topamax as a mood stabilizer just 25 2x a day. was put on topamax for migraines but never lost a pound! being one thing but i had an eating disorder but now im being prescribed topamax because i have anxiety and personality issues. was on topamax back in 2011 for my migraines and i dropped about 25 lbs in 3 months..but if you are a habitual, nervous or depressive eater you are not going to loose weight no matter how much topomax you take . many patients, even small doses of topamax either greatly reduce or outright eliminate appetite.  have noticed a little pressure behind my left eye too. too am just starting topirmate 25mg, it's initially for bi-polar but also to loose weight as i have gained a lot of weight with other mood stabilisers. know it helps with weight loss, because i have always been very active and never lost this much weight before. i took topamax 200mg at night for nerve pain in 2005 from a back injury. he is adamant that i use the topamax as a mood stabilizer just 25 2x a day.'ve been on 100mg of the generic for almost 4 months.  my point is, don't be afraid of medication for whatever it is you are afflicted by.  bed is a psychiatric disorder, much like bulimia and anorexia, except there is no purging or laxative use.'ve been on topamax (and actually been taking it strictly as prescribed) for about 3 months now(i would forget to take it daily because i wasn't used to being on any kind of medicine).  i need to increase my dose to 75mg bc dystonia causes constant neck spasms which make for frequent headaches/migraines and the 50mg had been staving them off until recently; but i'm worried if i increase my dose i will lose too much weight. which i needed to because of my back pain and so many pains that are chronic.  i would love to be thin again, and i'm trying.  because everyone is different, it is impossible to know how each of us will be effected.  i'm going to ask my doctor about topamax as an appetite suppressant and see if he has any ideas for an energy booster. in the past i had been successful at losing weight on weight watchers. i have lost about a three pounds but was wondering how fast does the weight really come off. i admit it, i love my food and my weight has been a lifelong struggle.  if you suffer from migraine, i hear topamax is a great product for relief. was taking topamax for migraine preventative it didn't make me lose any weight even at 100 mg three times a day. there is a warning label to not take topamax if you are pregnant, trying to conceive , or nursing. to the topamax package insert, weight loss only occurs in up to 16 percent of those taking it; however, some form of side effects or another occur in well over 50 percent of patients.  sometimes people need help to get the weight off and relieve their hips and other joints. i would not advise anyone to take this drug, unless you're willing to be on it for the rest of your life and who knows what the side effects of that would be.  i'm grateful for that, but do wish i could lose this weight. long do i need to be on topamax to experience weight loss?! i can't speak to claims of hand and feet tingling, hair loss or other alarming side effects that others have alluded to - i've never had an issue with any of these things at any time., side effects of topamax, what is the right topamax dosage for weight loss, and other factors to consider.  i say us because i have just talked with my prescribing doc about switching from wellbutrin to topamax in hopes that it may help with weight loss. i was having side effects of sleepiness and fatigue and word finding difficulties and he changed me to 50 mg a day but the weight just dropped off immediately - i lost 10 pounds without any loss of appetite or reduction of food - i lost fat also and now i am trying to regain muscle tone. started taking topmax for bipolar, and have been on it for approx 18 months. i tapered off the amitriptyline while titrating up on topamax. i can't taking any of the approved weight loss medication because i take immunosuppressant drugs that would not absorb correctly if i took the weight loss meds.

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ago and have tried to keep my dose at 50mg at bedtime due to side effects.'ve been on topamax for a few months now, and my dosage is up to 200 mg/day (100 mg a. anxiety and sleepless nights because of a feeling of impending doom. i hope you're feeling better since being off of it. so he's changed me to the ambien cr and added topamax and is wanting me of the lortab. i had never been skinny before and oh my gosh was i loving being skinny! take topamax and five other meds for epilepsy, i have a vns, so i have trouble sleeping as well, so my neurologist gives me klonopin at night, 2 mg, because it helps me sleep, it keeps seizures away, and it also help the nerve pain if i do have a seizure. before starting the topamax, but have since lost 10+ in the last 2 mo. so he's changed me to the ambien cr and added topamax and is wanting me of the lortab. and that how you loss the weight with the help of the med. its been 1 week,my question is do you take the brand name or generic and what time of day. getting back on topamax did not help my weight loss. he cut those 2 out and stayed on topamax and lost over 90 lbs in 6-7 mos. or am i just one of those for whom topamax isn't working? once i started the drug  i was  wearing a size 12  pants  and have  lost so much weight that it i scary and  then i went  down to a size 8. he thinks my word recall issues are not the topamax, but my estrogen levels since they were untraceable in my blood.  if your doc is one who is in a hurry, be assertive and ask! and no matter what i did or how little i eat, it seems to not come off as easy as when i took the topamax.'ve been on lortab for my back as well as ambien and xanax. there is a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the makers of topamax at the moment for birth defects like cleft palate and spina bifida, google topamax and lawsuit and you will get more info, at the moment they have paid out m in damages.  i have taken armour thyroid for about 20 years and my numbers are always right where i want them to be.  so no judgement on the use of medication for weight loss. my meds we doubled and topamax was added with my deprakote.  bed is a psychiatric disorder, much like bulimia and anorexia, except there is no purging or laxative use. use to drink tea but now it is water all the time,,but now i have to go back cause they said i lose weight to fast n they r worried,,but hope everything works for u,,cause they do work on my headaches n it feels good for once to wake up with no headaches,,ooh it's better if u take them at night time cause it works better n ur not as tired during the day when u take them during the day,,hope tht helps u. this is especially notable in high fat foods, sweet foods and carbonated beverages. it is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. i'm 2014 i started taking topiramate (teva brand) and i don't feel that i lost any weight however i did manage to maintain my weight. i am somewhat overweight but i never thought of using it for that until i read all this.! as far as weight loss, i had lost about 8 pounds in 3 mo. i was trying to lose weight anyway and it became easier and i didn't put it together at first that it was my increased dose. i have not, however, noticed a change in taste in carbonated beverages that a lot of other people mention -- at least not yet -- nor a change in the taste of food or particular food cravings.  now i am back on them and the weight is not coming back off.'m on topamax 25mg and i lost 18lbs in just a month it definitely works but you have to change your eating habits along with it portion control very important and i also eliminated soda and junk food. nothing tastes funny, i haven't felt sleepiness yet even though my doctor told me that would be the only side effect other than some weight loss. my only thing that i don't like is that with an increased dose i get a metallic taste in my mouth but i can deal with that as long as i continue to lose weight. have read a lot of post that have talked about hair loss as a side effect of taking topamax, but it is not list as a side effect on the list from the pharmacy.  i am also overweight with back pain and grumpy depressed knackered symptoms following hysterectomy and being put into instant menopause. doctor give me topomax 25mg 1 time at night last week but i don't start yet i would be taking a combination of (topomax) plus (contreva) a new combination to loose weight but i am concern on the side effect anyone is on this combination? i was trying to lose weight anyway and it became easier and i didn't put it together at first that it was my increased dose. i am about to start back taking topamax and although the weight loss alternative is not my reason for taking the medication, it certainly is a plus. i don't mind i just want to start feeling better. the way i see that this meds work is by changing the way you taste things, like sweets,or your favorite foods, things that you crave, including soda, once you stop having all the sweet stuff usually you will lose weight. that was 5 years ago, last week i started back on, i am 256 so i'm starting at 25 mg for 2 weeks in a matter of 2 months i'll be at 100 mg 2x per day.

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because of the side effects, most doctors (and the drug manufacturer) recommend that you slowly ramp up your intake, starting at the smallest dose of 25 mg and working your way up by building the dose over a period of weeks.  i hate to see someone decide not to take a med prescribed by their doc because of fear of side effects as it may be the one that will finally help! before i started the drug i wasn't sure that my daily headaches were actually migraines as they are not as severe as the ones i get at my period and ovulation.  in about 3 to 4 more moths of eating normally i will be blessed. the side effects were also unbearable; always completely exhausted and couldn't think straight. but when i was working, i was hardly ever there because of the dibilitating migraines.  i found this discussion looking for a weight loss aide. i have lost 12 pounds now - i still eat the same - no change in appetite - in fact i am eating more - people are starting to ask me what i am doing - clothes are getting loose - its amazing and a bit scary - i was prescribed it for migraines - btw i am not very much over weight - only about 20 pounds . appreciate your concern for my son, he is much better now that he got off the topamax and is on keppra instead. that is my big concern,i too was told to lower my dosage because of extreme hair loss,and other side possible side effects but headaches are already coming back and i am afraid the weight will too but the last thing i want is to be bald! with the 200mg twice a day i ended up aggressive behavior toward my loved ones which isn't me. when considering topamax, work closely with your doctor and make a careful consideration of the side effects. am on topamax and am neither gaining weight or losing it. said i just started topamax and that is the same advice my nurse daughter is giving me. i'm getting topamax (non-generic) tomorrow and while i hope it makes these annoying dull headaches go away, i really hope i lose these extra pounds. once i got off of it i started taking topamax and started to lose weight. just for the record (i forgot to include this information in my previous post), i lost a total of 37 pounds over a year's time with the help of topamax. my issues come because most doctors don't explain the pros and cons. but it sounds like people don't have much success with weight loss their second go-around?! as far as weight loss, i had lost about 8 pounds in 3 mo. patients report that the weight loss/appetite loss only occurs during the first course of treatment. been on 100mg topamax a while and i do the same thing with memory ive even said you know that stuff sticky on one side holds things together, my friends thought i was nuts when one said "you mean tape? i finally got off the zoloft and was wondering how long it took everyone to lose all of their excess weight? i am exhausted all the time-i have a 9-5 desk job & don't do much else besides house work.'ve been on topamax (and actually been taking it strictly as prescribed) for about 3 months now(i would forget to take it daily because i wasn't used to being on any kind of medicine).  after all the crap i've been through, i deserve a break. i weighed 95 pounds - i looked sick - and couldn't gain the weight back. use to drink tea but now it is water all the time,,but now i have to go back cause they said i lose weight to fast n they r worried,,but hope everything works for u,,cause they do work on my headaches n it feels good for once to wake up with no headaches,,ooh it's better if u take them at night time cause it works better n ur not as tired during the day when u take them during the day,,hope tht helps u. being one thing but i had an eating disorder but now im being prescribed topamax because i have anxiety and personality issues. told me that depakote had caused me to to hold the extra added weight. the only exercising i do is a daily walk and yoga stretching because of the hypoglycemia i cannot do strenuous cardio.'ve been on 100mg of the generic for almost 4 months. today and she prescribed me a higher dose which is 200mg once a day but my question is does this really work i've tried everything and can't seem to get rid of my belly area :(. i would also warn them that it should be monitored if they find themselves buying their clothes in the chilldrens section as i did then it is time to seek help. good luck with your weight loss and also for i commend you for being a care giver. i was on it i lost a huge amount of weight and i actually don't remember having less appetite.  if this drug lifts my mood, removes my continuous 7 days a week migraines with massive blinding auras and also makes me lose weight, i may well burst with happiness.! i decided to start taking again because it is great mood pill. i haven't lost any weight even though i started eating healthier and exercising more.  i have known about topamax for some time and over the 20 years in mh, i have seen it work great for people with no side effects, work great with weight loss side effect, not work at all  and no side effects. just purchase my topamax today and was wondering to take it at night or in the morning when i eat breakfast cause i already don't sleep good at nite any suggestions. the answer is not cut and dried - it depends on a number of factors. ago and have tried to keep my dose at 50mg at bedtime due to side effects. when he took me off the other 50 a day it didnt take a month and ive already gained 13 back and wasnt even trying to and i tried so hard not to eat junk but it made me crave so much stuff i didnt before and i dont even have it in me to do much exercising like i did ask not only did i gain 13 pounds since mid october but ive lost alot of my tone because i just didnt have the ump in me i guess you would call it and just never have an ounce of energy for nothing.

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i also want to mention that i was on an ssri, an antidepressant, whic can also cause weight gain, and my dr. have been on topiramate since the age of 14 for epilepsy.'ve been taking topomax for a few years off and on. clinical trials of topamax for treatment of epileptic seizures, it was discovered that many patients in the trial were losing weight. have being taking topomax 25 mill a day  for 12 days so far no weight loss.  this helps control the number of times per day a binge eater "binges" and also helps with weight loss.  keep in mind, not all binge eaters are over weight or obese however.  i knew i needed to be off of any harmful medications for at least three months before getting pregnant. i'm not even completely against using topamax for weight loss. i just want to thank everyone for taking the time to post their experiences because they help me so much!  have noticed a decrease in appetite but know smaller more frequent meals work best for me for weight loss, not forgetting and skipping meals which has been happening. i am losing weight now, but it is no thanks to this meds.'ve been taking topomax for a few years off and on.!) :)  anyways thanks again to everyone for being such great resources! im on it now and since having her i've lost almost all the weight . but i definitely love the drug for migraines and for the weight loss. i started to not even care if i was losing weight because all i wanted to do was sleep. if anything is alarming to you, talk to your doctor and discuss your concerns - most likely, there are other reasons he/she prescribed this particular medication for you over another and will address your concerns. i still get an occasional migraine but nothing like before. call it my stupid arm as i can no longer bare weight on it or lift with it. well, both of them together, not having cravings (maybe every once in a while, lol) and  i did change my diet. however, i found this post because i was researching still looking for why i'm tired all the time. have same problem ,drink shakes,lots in between meals do not skip meals,you will want to but force feed yourself.  immediately noticed bleh flat pop taste but ditching diet pop won't be a bad thing. i took it again in 2013 with some weight loss then as well. meant i have been taking topamax for about a month. wants my to try topamax as he feels have depression.  understand their may be repercussions (what percentage of patient in studies actually lost hair, did it come back when discontinuing the medication, and are you willing to lose hair if it happens to you to achieve your goal. i couldn't tolerate taking it in the morning because of the sleepiness, brain fog effects.  i have known about topamax for some time and over the 20 years in mh, i have seen it work great for people with no side effects, work great with weight loss side effect, not work at all  and no side effects. long do i need to be on topamax to experience weight loss?  (btw this is a natural med made from pig thyroid and does not have the side effects that synthetic meds have such as hair loss. i was 200lbs before i started taking topamax, i am now 185. i have lost about a three pounds but was wondering how fast does the weight really come off. have been taking topamax 50mg for about a week now and have gain 20lbs which put me at obese i seen my dr. believe me, i would have loved for the weight loss everyone else was experiencing to be my result as well. my question is are you taking any other migraine medicine with your prescription of topamax too? of all you are on a very low dose - my doctor had me on 100 mg in the beginning and for headaches (my weight was 130) and i am not at all obese. at night it helped me sleep because i have insomnia, but was still alert to be an icu nurse during the day.  have noticed a little pressure behind my left eye too.  she had to stop taking it though because she could think straight on it.'ve been taking the topimax for seizures for 12 years or more and never lost any weight. i did stop taking a few years back because my memory was getting really bad, which is one of the side effects.  when i think back,  i'm betting the mental problems started after my dosage was raised the last time.

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would like to hear from others who have been prescribed topamax for weight loss.  i say us because i have just talked with my prescribing doc about switching from wellbutrin to topamax in hopes that it may help with weight loss. if you can make any sense of my post your opinion would be most appreciated, thank you for your help. before i started the drug i wasn't sure that my daily headaches were actually migraines as they are not as severe as the ones i get at my period and ovulation. i finally got off the zoloft and was wondering how long it took everyone to lose all of their excess weight? have been on topamax two different times and never experienced any weight loss from it. it's very frustrating because i'm trying to loose weight the healthy way. in the past i had been successful at losing weight on weight watchers. the weight loss stopped after the third month, right about when it stopped working for the migraines. down side has been that my brain does not connect with my mouth very well, however i am already as blonde as it gets, so now i just have a legitimate excuse. i suffer with nearly all of the major side effects described and i'm considering coming off, but i'm terrified of gaining weight. i do have these herniated discs that he said when i lose the weight  my back will feel better. however,  all the rest of the comments that  have  lost weight,  say they take their meds at night. you've no idea how many people blindly follow doctor instructions and suffer silently without ever knowing there are active communities like this to help them figure out why and how they might feel better. just for the record (i forgot to include this information in my previous post), i lost a total of 37 pounds over a year's time with the help of topamax. i gained 20 pounds in 10 weeks on neurontin, so i'm delighted with the weight-loss side effect of topamax.  in about 3 to 4 more moths of eating normally i will be blessed..Just taking topomax isnot going to make you loose weight.  if your doc is one who is in a hurry, be assertive and ask! i will be talking to someone and i for get a word. how many mg does everyone take who has experienced weight loss?, i have the same problem, i gained 30 pounds (130-160 pounds) while simultaneously on 100 mg zoloft and 25 mg topamax :( i'm 18 and have bpd and also an eating disorder, i did so much and could not lose any of the weight! anyone know if the weight loss effect returns when the dose is increased?.but juss like most ppl i didn't know u cud lose weight from it,,i have only been on it for maybe 3 month n lost 30lbs n like some ppl on here i have to force myself to eat but also thirsty for tons n tons of water.  i was 180 lbs when i started taking topamax, and within six months i was down to 127 lbs. my son was on it for seizures and it caused major memory problems. getting back on topamax did not help my weight loss. not primarily taking for weight loss but to control brutal migraine headaches.'m sorry you have yet to gain some of your weight back. down side has been that my brain does not connect with my mouth very well, however i am already as blonde as it gets, so now i just have a legitimate excuse. i am back on topamax the doctor put me 200mg twice a day but just recently changed it to 100mg in the morning and 200mg at night, since i was taking a total of 400mg before. i just want to thank everyone for taking the time to post their experiences because they help me so much! so i guess i'm asking your expert advice on the topamax. harm done sueffn, wishing you and yours the very best christmas, and your son a healthy and bright new year!  keep in mind, not all binge eaters are over weight or obese however. been on 100mg topamax a while and i do the same thing with memory ive even said you know that stuff sticky on one side holds things together, my friends thought i was nuts when one said "you mean tape? content on this site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only.  i also doubt it will make me lose weight -  a doubt i shared with the neurologist but she was adamant that "everyone thinks that and then you cant get the drug off them again when they lose too much". i took it again in 2013 with some weight loss then as well. once i started the drug  i was  wearing a size 12  pants  and have  lost so much weight that it i scary and  then i went  down to a size 8. with the 200mg twice a day i ended up aggressive behavior toward my loved ones which isn't me. im hoping my visit to the doctor tomorrow he puts me back on it twice a day or im gonna be a very unhappy woman again for years to come.  after all the crap i've been through, i deserve a break.  so off i go, i am going to start it on sunday because i have a long drive on saturday and i'm just trying to be sensible about not starting a new med before that.

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  either you or your insurance co are paying him/her for their treatment/time with you so get what they are being paid for and ask! my issues come because most doctors don't explain the pros and cons. have been on topamax for awhile, none of it was to help with migraines. i am eating low carb foods which always worked for me and i am still gaining weight. i heard about topamax from a family member that was suffering with migraines. know this reply is rather late after your origional post, but i would not take topamax for weight loss especially if you are female.!) :)  anyways thanks again to everyone for being such great resources! i had never been skinny before and oh my gosh was i loving being skinny! scientists aren't exactly sure how topamax works, it is believed that it may actually re-wire the part of the brain that controls addiction, as well as calming excitable nerves, among other things.  i think the topamax helped me get the extra weight off faster and keep it off. i take it 3 times a day, but i've recently gained almost all the weight back.  i don't know if i'm just one of the unlucky ones that doesn't get to experience that side effect (i seem to get mostly all of the bad side effects from my medicines though)  my dr just prescribed it again.! yall wish me luck they put me back on it because this girl never wants to go back to 247 pounds again which is where i was a year ago and for the past 24 years i've been up and around that number and for a 5 foot girl. i was happy cause my man was so happy to see my accomplishments and he loved my toned body and i knew he did by the better looks i got and well. i figured im 47 fixing to be 48 soon, as soon as i start seeing some real grey i will be hitting the beauty salon and they can get crayola to take care of me lol i feel pretty good tho cause theres soooooooo many in my class from school and theres not one yet that weve found that doesnt dye their hair so. "dopy"i didn't mean it at you, thats the trouble with internet, unless you can see the expressions it can be misinterpreted. you may decide that you are better off pursing a healthy diet and exercise program. i am overweight and was told nothing could be done for my back. i have loss no weight i take tomapax as a mood stabilizer.  some of us have brain chemistry issues contributing to our weight, and may need pharmacological help, but we also need healthy nutrition, exercise, and maybe even counseling. i eventually had to stop taking it because my bmi dropped so much i was underweight (this took 2 months by the way)stay strong sister!  so off i go, i am going to start it on sunday because i have a long drive on saturday and i'm just trying to be sensible about not starting a new med before that. topamax did not control appetite for me but it took away my sugar and carb cravings.  please respond if you had any weightloss on this drug, i'm very curious.  when i was totally weaned of tylenol i waited a couple months and then started weaning myself off topamax. hair loss, but i think this is more due to the weight loss than the pills. i have been taking topamax for seizures,200mg a day, for about 8 months and without changing anything i do and with a low thyroid disorder and low blood sugar disorder i have lost 64 pounds. am also taking topamax for migraine, an it's only been a month. i used to get up to 17-18 a month, and i now get maybe 1-2 a month, but those are generally caused i think by me not taking care of myself as well, thinking that since i have medication i can be a little more late with my habits.), i have never been an avid exerciser, my latest blood work came back perfect (my doc said she hopes i feel as good as my labs look so i am blessed) and i am an occasional smoker (currently 1-2 cigs per day if any)   the only reason i mention all of that is to illustrate how different everyone's individual situation and experience can be and the importance of taking everything into consideration. lots of work organizing but i cud never stick to a diet and this hhas been a breeze. :) i have had repeated and sometimes severe and lengthy episodes of depression which have been controlled on the wellbutrin, i have been heavier in my life time but am currently at 186 and should be 130,  i have a history of binge eating, (i know how to eat healthy and do at times, will lose some but i have a weakness for sugar and salt so i always manage to find what i have lost! i actually don't want to stop it though because i use it for epilepsy and it is actually working even with all of the side effects! i'm not even completely against using topamax for weight loss. ive had the same was put on them for migraines stared off on 25mg per day for two weeks now up to 50mg per day put on weight through bloating not lost it throwing up and still got my migraines been nearly four weeks lost more weight when i wasn't taking them im ready to flush them also very lo on energy and pain in my legs i hate feeling like this. when considering topamax dosage for weight loss, one must take into account the risks of the medication vs.   my slim daughter was prescribed topamax for migraines and said she lost 10lbs over the course of several months. considering topamax for weight loss, you may want to factor the following into your decision:The use of topamax for weight loss is an off-label use. everyone, i've been put on topamax to hopefully assist with weight loss as am obese and am really struggling with food. what did happen was that if i did any kind of walking before my body was done digesting (so 2-3 hours) my belly would hurt bad. i really hope topomax will help me take off some weight.  bev  he told me if i didn't think that i over ate, then just keep eating normally  and it worked. i am 50 and i was already depressed and the weight gain made it much worse. i have been taking topamax for around 13 years for seizure control which works really well.

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've been on 100mg of topamax for 2 months for weight loss and lost 13 pounds and now the dude? i realise weight loss is only a possible side effect, but i was so hopeful about this drug helping me! you've no idea how many people blindly follow doctor instructions and suffer silently without ever knowing there are active communities like this to help them figure out why and how they might feel better. don't know if you read my previous reply about topamax but it really concerns me that you want to use topamax for weight loss especially if you are female. im so glad i didnt start it, especially since people are sayin that it puts on more weight.. and now my gut is back and you can see it going over my jeans so now im gonna have to start wearing sweaters and big ol hoodies to hide all that again which i hate because i was just starting to like me after 24 years of being over 200 pounds! i need help to gain weight back i would like to be at least at 125 lbs..Just taking topomax isnot going to make you loose weight. it was at that point that i experienced weight loss. i had a rx on file for topamax from a year ago when i had insurance, i lost my insurance & now have my insurance again. i am losing weight now, but it is no thanks to this meds. yet, i have heard plenty of other people on topamax for seizures who have lost significant amounts of weight. i am a behavioral health provider as well as a consumer (you might be surprised to learn how many of us are! just started topamax 100 mg for weight loss from taking and gaining weight from lithium. quit taking it mo's ago and cant seem to gain weight for nothing. it's very frustrating because i'm trying to loose weight the healthy way. the weight loss stopped after the third month, right about when it stopped working for the migraines. i have only been taking it for a few weeks and the only side effect i have noticed is carbonated beverages taste flat and have no flavor.  if this drug lifts my mood, removes my continuous 7 days a week migraines with massive blinding auras and also makes me lose weight, i may well burst with happiness.  at this point i am quite concerned because for some reason, the more i eat, the more weight i lose. switched me to 300 mg of  bupropion xl, which is an ndri, and does not cause weight gain. sweets seem to be a big culprit in digestive problems., i tio have suffered migraines for years and have been taking amitriptyline for years with moderate effectiveness.  i will be seeing a neurologist soon to see if my brain has any seizure activity, but i honest have not had one since 2005. and says that i should start losing the weight i gained while being constipated on the lortabs for so long. i was put on topamax for migraines, as i said. since many overweight people are addicted to food, topamax may remove this addictive urge. i swear i notice it to, but i also color my hair and it could be that and i have wimpy hair and am getting older (50), blah, blah, blah. of course i have not seen any effects yets buts was overjoyed when i found out this drug assists with weight loss.  because everyone is different, it is impossible to know how each of us will be effected. before i was on topiramate i was on carbamezaphine and i was a lot larger than i am today.  i've been on anticonvulsants since 2005, brain fog and fatigue has become  my normal, sadly. have been on topamax two different times and never experienced any weight loss from it. i tapered off the amitriptyline while titrating up on topamax. i keep on gaining for no reason, other than maybe my age and dont really excercise, but i never did anyway. be careful what you wish for, i'm back on topamax to loose the weight.  i knew i needed to be off of any harmful medications for at least three months before getting pregnant.  (btw this is a natural med made from pig thyroid and does not have the side effects that synthetic meds have such as hair loss. i've not been very hungry, and have actually lost about 10lbs in the past 2 months. was started on topamax for an appetite suppressant at 25 mg bid now at 100 meme at 100 bid & will be bumped to 150 mg 150 mg bid next week. i'm now still a year and half later yo-yo-ing between 240 and 220. i was happy cause my man was so happy to see my accomplishments and he loved my toned body and i knew he did by the better looks i got and well. i will be talking to someone and i for get a word. i'm now at my ideal weight and struggle to eat.

What dosage of Topamax causes weightloss? - Weight Loss

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i admit it, i love my food and my weight has been a lifelong struggle. i would not advise anyone to take this drug, unless you're willing to be on it for the rest of your life and who knows what the side effects of that would be. i figured im 47 fixing to be 48 soon, as soon as i start seeing some real grey i will be hitting the beauty salon and they can get crayola to take care of me lol i feel pretty good tho cause theres soooooooo many in my class from school and theres not one yet that weve found that doesnt dye their hair so. have read a lot of post that have talked about hair loss as a side effect of taking topamax, but it is not list as a side effect on the list from the pharmacy.  when i was totally weaned of tylenol i waited a couple months and then started weaning myself off topamax.  i had always told people i didn't overeat, but they didn't believe me. question has also been asked and answered here: topamax for weight loss?, binge eating, compusive overeating, and bulimia are all common uses for topamax. however,  all the rest of the comments that  have  lost weight,  say they take their meds at night. that is my big concern,i too was told to lower my dosage because of extreme hair loss,and other side possible side effects but headaches are already coming back and i am afraid the weight will too but the last thing i want is to be bald! i have only been taking it for a few weeks and the only side effect i have noticed is carbonated beverages taste flat and have no flavor. i find i don't think about eating much and when i do eat, i'm eating about half what i used to cause i'm just not that interested! it was at that point that i experienced weight loss. ive had the same was put on them for migraines stared off on 25mg per day for two weeks now up to 50mg per day put on weight through bloating not lost it throwing up and still got my migraines been nearly four weeks lost more weight when i wasn't taking them im ready to flush them also very lo on energy and pain in my legs i hate feeling like this. be bold, be brave, be brief my friends - make it count. know what u mean,,,i dealt with migraines all my life n i went to a dr n she gave me topamax n it worked great. have been on topiramate since the age of 14 for epilepsy..now hearing that topiramate will be a benefit brings me great joy! i am exhausted all the time-i have a 9-5 desk job & don't do much else besides house work.  i lost 35 lbs and then quit taking the topomax cause of cost at the time and gained the weight back.  of course i was pregnant, but shouldn't have been gaining that much at such a rapid speed. before i was on topiramate i was on carbamezaphine and i was a lot larger than i am today. should i not be terrified to start them at this low dose.  people got used to me trying to describe things with my hands and with other words, like "toaster oven". my husband who is diabetic and has a lot of edema lost 16 pound. lost 10 lbs on it but also a beautiful head of hair!  i've gained a lot of weight over the past 4 years and can't seem to get motivated to lose it. i was put on topamax for migraines and a seizure i had. i noticed u mentioned u were a retied pt & thought & may be able to recommend whether im dosing myself wrong or not. topamax has always had the nickname dopamax because it makes people tired, lethargic and causes problems with memory i. i can't taking any of the approved weight loss medication because i take immunosuppressant drugs that would not absorb correctly if i took the weight loss meds. just started topamax 100 mg for weight loss from taking and gaining weight from lithium. should i not be terrified to start them at this low dose. i was on topamax for 10 years when i tapered off due to myself being afraid of just taking the drug for so long. i think this may be due to the other meds i am taking. just started topamax but feeling really foggy and dizzy also sick to my stomach is this normal i have only ben on it for about 3 days. the above may sound like a dream come true for people desperate to lose weight, topamax is a powerful drug, and weight loss may come at a price.  also, i know the list of possible side effects can be daunting but remember. well, both of them together, not having cravings (maybe every once in a while, lol) and  i did change my diet. been taking phentermine also for about 2 weeks and have only lost 3 lbs i hope to see a difference soon. am a rn and let's just start by saying you would probably never take tylenol or any pain reliever if you read the label. some side effects of topamax include:Brain fog and loss of mental alertness/intelligence (topamax is sometimes referred to as "dopamax" because of the prevalence of this side effect. i'm wondering if the appetite-loss symptoms have gone away, or if i've just been eating more than usual. think you need to keep at it, maybe increase the dose a bit more.

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Topamax uses weight loss

i took it 10 years ago and i can't remember the dose they had me on - i know it was high- but i experienced significant weight loss.  also, i know the list of possible side effects can be daunting but remember. i had had a headache for over 30 days straight, also dealing with menopause, and since being on the topamax (50 mg twice a day) it is gone! i heard about topamax from a family member that was suffering with migraines.'ve been on topamax for almost a month and still no weight loss? i don't mind i just want to start feeling better.'m not sure if this is of any help, but i have been on topamax now for almost 5 months and take 50 mg in the morning and 50 mg at night.  her migraines came back so a few months later she tried it again and said the 2nd time around she had no weight loss from it. i was prescribed topmax back in 2011 for a number of thing.  people got used to me trying to describe things with my hands and with other words, like "toaster oven". i am on effexor rx, and have panic attacks once in a while, i noticed the first week at 25mg, my appitite was off but on week 2 at 50mg my appite is back, i go back to see my dr, next week she wasnt going to put me on this, i guess some dr are very against this drug i weigh almost 170pounds i am normally 120, i gained30 in 2 months at what dose did you notice weight loss?  i'm hoping the 3rd time's a charm and i see some weight loss this time, i've gained 30 lbs in the past 6 months or so and can't get even a pound of it off so far by counting calories and eating healthier. i had had a headache for over 30 days straight, also dealing with menopause, and since being on the topamax (50 mg twice a day) it is gone! so i guess i'm asking your expert advice on the topamax. the main use for topamax is for control of epilepsy, however, there are several off-label uses including prevention of migraine headaches, treatment of bipolar disorder and weight loss.  please respond if you had any weightloss on this drug, i'm very curious. pills are good for weight loss, it controls hunger and help you in effective weight loss. now i'm 14 pounds from my ideal weight and where my rheumatologist wants me. says eat right and get plenty of exercise when it just exercise to get out of the bed in the morning and walk to coffee pot, i take lyrica 200 mg and have gained 26 lbs this yr after starting this med.! i had lost a lot of weight before i started taking it, but needed to lose another 40 lbs to get to goal. the fact that i wouldn't have been upset with loosing a few pounds while controlling my migraines, doesn't make me a bad person, or a "dope" as you so politely hint at.  my side effects were as follows--memory loss, dopamax brain,--unable to concentrate, pins and needles in feet and hands, and finally weight loss. but it sounds like people don't have much success with weight loss their second go-around? i left the typos in for people to see how bad it can be. and says that i should start losing the weight i gained while being constipated on the lortabs for so long. i'd like to point out i am not a nurse or health care worker, just a longtime patient with a wealth of experience with topamax - i've been on it for several years with mixed success. Answers - Posted in: topamax, side effect, weight, dosage, food - Answer: I was taking topamax for migraine preventative it didn't make me lose . i do have these herniated discs that he said when i lose the weight  my back will feel better. hair loss, but i think this is more due to the weight loss than the pills., i tio have suffered migraines for years and have been taking amitriptyline for years with moderate effectiveness. i was prescribed topmax back in 2011 for a number of thing. wants my to try topamax as he feels have depression. i find i don't think about eating much and when i do eat, i'm eating about half what i used to cause i'm just not that interested! have been fighting migraines for the last 6 years mostly caused from stress from work. i noticed u mentioned u were a retied pt & thought & may be able to recommend whether im dosing myself wrong or not. i am taking topamax for start of 3rd wk now. it is important to learn proper nutrition and exercise strategies in order to maintain weight loss.  i stopped taking it because, like others mentioned, it made me feel dopey, unable to think clearly, i'd lose my words, lose my train of thought. good luck with your weight loss and also for i commend you for being a care giver.  the dosage of topamax for weight loss is much lower (25 mg x2 per day i do believe), and should only be used for a short period of time. maybe it takes some time to really kick in, i hope.!When your migraines are so bad you would rather smash your head head against the wall because nothing takes the pain away and you have have them 21 days out of the month i would rather take the topamax. have being taking topomax 25 mill a day  for 12 days so far no weight loss. i suffer with nearly all of the major side effects described and i'm considering coming off, but i'm terrified of gaining weight.

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