Topamax for anxiety

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I have been taking Topamax for weight loss for almost two months and have lost 20 pounds and feel great. I have been taking a number of other medications for anxiety and depression and insomnia but the topamax is still working I hope that it works as well for all of you.
maybe. For some people Topamax has worked wonders but for others it actaully made the problem worse. Everyone's chemistry is different so there is no way to tell how Topamax will effect you. It shows promise for your situation (in my opinion) but be aware that it can backfire on you. When I was on Topamax for migraine treatment I developed severe depression. The depression left after I got off of Topamax.
I was on topamax for seven months and it worked so well that I called my doctor and told him that I felt like I had made a deal witht he devil. He assured me that it was safe and so I kept taking it. In April My whole life fell apart. I had never been on any medicine for anything before and I had never had any problems with anxiety or depression. topamax started giving me panic attacks and major anxiety. My GP told me to get off of it immediately, but I had to wean down which was so hard.
Thanks for answering. I've been on Topamax for about 6 months for migraines and supposed fibromyalgia, and since then some of my thyroid type symptoms seem to be escalating? I am trying to reach out to others to see if there is a link to the medication, or if perhaps you really have to be predisposed to thyroid disease in the first place for something to happen. I have a strong family history of thyroid disease (autoimmune mostly).
Hi I started Topamax a month ago for sezures. I have been thin a size 4 for quite a few years. Im 28 years old. I was pregnant in April and lost the baby and sadly gained 20 pounds so when I had to take Topamax I was glad it could help with weight loss. Im at 100 millagrams. I have weird sezures that wake me up at nite I feel like Im having a heart attack I get sweaty and very sick. They say I have a high heart rate but I think its from my sezures. Autonomic sezures.
Today, not a good day. Deep depression, head pain, tightening, clamping feeling, anxiety, frustration, much fatigue. Later: 8:20pm my head is killing me. It feels like it's in vice clamps. I just took some excederin and will take the topamax and then it's off to bed. God, I hope that helps.
I have been on Topamax for years for migraines. I have hdterrible ocd problems for years and still do-but I am not on any anti-depressants-so I so not know if a combo will work.
How effective is the drug Topamax in which to treat Fibromyalgia. I am aware it is a drug to treat Epilepsy! Epilepsy is caused by over active shocks of Electricity in the Brain cells! Fibromyalgia is caused by over active nerves throughout the body!
I started noticing a burning/ tingling sensation almost immediately after I started taking Topamax (which my Dr put me on for migraines) after only being on it for MAYBE 3 weeks, I hated the way it made me feel so much that I stopped taking it, its been maybe 2-3 months now and I still have the burning/ tingling sensation and I cant imagine that the Topamax could still be in my system causing this after that amount of time....
Where did you get this information? I am on Topamax also, for anxiety. If this to be true I need to find a new Doctor also.
Topamax is used for a lot of things it isn't necessarily labeled for. It's also used for treatment of nerve-related pain. Docs love to give it to patients with spine pain because it's not a narcotic. I know topamax has helped people with pain, but I wasn't one of them. I got every side effect on the fine-print enclosure, including a wooden tongue and numb, nearly paralyzed extremeties. Hadn't even titrated up to a "therapeutic" dose yet.
It started with slurred speech, shuffling gait, confusion for several hours and myoclonic jerking that prompted my husband to bring me to the ER. I was eventually put on Topamax for migraines which I ended up getting at some point along the way for several weeks non-stop and eventually mild seizures (infrequently), even on the Topamax at 400 mg per day.
hi Selma what is Topamax ,used for ( panic attacks ?
Hello, I am seeing both a Psychologist and a Psychaitrist for a combination of various anxiety and depression symptoms. These include IBS, OCD, decrease sexual desire, claustrophobia etc. The major reason I seeked treatment was that I lost my job about a month ago due to an outburst and bad judgment. The doctors feel that it could be reflective of bi-polar. But I felt that the anxiety and depression symptoms should be treated first. To cut through the chase, he gave 25MG of Topamax.
plus will be treating me for stress and anxiety @ the beginning of November...he seems stable enough to trust. I guess I am just wondering if anyone know the statistic on weight loss w/ this drug? Is it 98% of ppl find they loose weight...something like that...b/c my luck id be that 2% that doesnt....LOL...reading the comments really helped me figure out the warning signs of what to look for anyway..thanks for that..
Exactly what kind of side affects are you having? As for vistoril, I was given that for anxiety and it did nothing. I'm taking klonopin and it works great except you have to take small doses as it makes you tired.
Some of the common side effects of topiramate that are seen when it is used as a preventive therapy for migraine are tiredness, mood swings, anxiety, insomnia, depression, pins and needles sensation and difficulty with language. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topiramate The trembling of hand could be because of increased anxiety and difficulty in speech due to trouble with language. Hope this helps!
Hey! I use to take Topamax for headaches and weight loss was a bonus. Although, I never lost any weight on it. My doc said some people do and some don't. I do know that I was not able to drink my diet sodas anymore. My doc said that is very common and people who drink regular sodas with it usally don't care for the taste so in return they loose weight. I went off of Topamax because I had hair loss and tingles in my arms and hands...I could not stand it.
First of all sorry for my language but i do not speak English very well I have been taking Topamax for 10 years for the chronic headaches . The result has been excellent. For the past two years I can say that the pain is completely gone.
But overrall does Topamax work for weight and when will I see any changes? How does Topamax work for weight loss? Why does it work for some and not for others?
I started taking Topamax 1 1/2 years ago for my headaches and to my surprise it help my bulimia significally. I take 50mg in the morning and 50mg at night and has really made a huge difference for ME. Is this normal?? Why is it helping me? I have not said a word to my doctor about it helping the bulimia as she and everyone else is unaware of my problem with bulimia.
It started with slurred speech, shuffling gait, confusion for several hours and myoclonic jerking that prompted my husband to bring me to the ER. I was eventually put on Topamax for migraines which I ended up getting at some point along the way for several weeks non-stop and eventually mild seizures (infrequently), even on the Topamax at 400 mg per day.
My doctor swithced my meds to Zoloft, Serequel, Anfranil, Klonopin, and Proprnolol for my anxiety and OCD. My OCD is finally under control but now all I do is obsess about my weight. It is really impacting my social life. I currently take 25mg of topamax in the morning and 50mg at night. I have been on it for 3 weeks and haven't seen any weight loss or side effects. Each week I will increase my dose 25mg. Does anyone have any advise for me. Does this topamax really help people loose weight.
I take it for migraines - it's no surprise it would affect your mood it's used for seizures, bi-polar, and depression too. Maybe you had some anxiety, and the Topamax just took the edge off. I taken 200 mg. for quite a long time, haven't lost a pound, and it hasn't altered my appetite, but that's not what I'm taking it for - although I sure wouldn't mind losing weight!
I went through 13 different meds over 4 years until I finally found the right combo of meds for me. Hang in there it's worth the effort. My daughter takes Topamax for Tourette's and hasn't had any problems, but that could be bc she takes a pediatric dosing. I don't know. Keep posting here. We are all here for you and so many others have similar stories. It REALLY helps to talk with others going through similar experiences.
i was on topamax for 5 yr for my bipolar...worked great as u i wasnt drinkin enough water n went numb in my hands.. i was on 50mgs 2x a day. it took about 2wks til dr got me on the rite mgs a day.but once i had the right amount felt normal.i wasnt cryin for no reason any more.as for other side affects didnt have any...i was takin a slepin pill aswell,n wellbutrin.
My dr. put me on Topamax... for migranes, but also for weightloss... He says it will really kick in and start helping me shed weight once I get up to the 150-200mg mark. I am currently on 100mg's/day and will increase to 150mgs by the weeks end...then 200mg's by the following week... Anyone else use this drug and what are your experiances at the different dosage levels? I have no headaches at all which I love...
I have been taking topamax for 6 years for miagraines and seizures.I went up on the topamax slowly ( I take 100mg but I started out at 25mg). I will tell you that I was groggy so make sure you take it at night. I also had some problems with concentrating and that lasted about a month. I will say that not having the migraines was wonderful so ifyou can hang for a month you will feel better. The really great thing about topamax is that over 4-6 months of being on the med I lost about 50 lbs.
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