Topamax for appetite suppression

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i take recently started taking topamax after a friend who is also a chronic migriane sufferer urged me to do so. it has dramatically improved her quality of life. all of the side effects for her seemed to be early on and mild such as appetite suppression, very mild forgetfulness-like cant think of the word type thing. it stopped the headaches almost immediately. i have also done very well.
I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
I've been on Topamax for about a year now at 75mg x 2 day i can put up with most of the side effects but the last few weeks i've been getting hair loss. i did not know this was one of the side effects of Topamax and the only way i found out was by going on the web , i think we should get told more about this side effect of topamax it's not nice seeing your hair washing away every time you want to wash your hair.
I have been on Topamax for 2.5 years now for Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD). The current dose is 400mg for more than half that time. Many years ago I was on Lithium and gained 200lbs during the 6 year period that I was taking it. But after I went off the drug and went to a natural regimen, found that my body would not allow me to lose any substantial amount of weight without gaining it back. I carried this weight for 15 years.
Does anyone know of anything besides Topamax or Phetermine for weightloss...I hve tried phetermine but have heard of Topomax and am currently checking into it for weightloss...the side effects seem pretty scary tho...
He is happy and content, sleeps well, and eats well (battling a bit with appetite suppression from Topamax but he has a g-tube so we use that to top up if he isn't drinking enough). His prognosis is poor, especially in developing Lennox-Gastaut. Are we doing everything we can to prevent this? Does the fact that he responds so well to the AEDs mean he may be more likely not to develop LGS? Does stimulating the brain via therapy help to heal it and keep it busy so seizures are reduced?
I would try just taking 30 mg of cymbalta for 2 months and it didn't work, so I tried 60 mg of cymbalta for 2 months and it didn't work, so they tried me on 120 mg of cymbalta for 2 months and it still didn't work. (That is just one of the examples that I've tried every dose available and tried it many times). Alot of these medications I've been on four or five times and even mixed with other drugs. After awhile, wouldn't someone assume that the anxiety, depression, etc...
Call your doctor and get a prescription sleep aid. There's Ambien and there are benzodiazapines like Xanax, Ativan, etc., that will put you right out. Just be careful using them because they're also addictive. My experience has been that doctors readily prescribe these drugs for insomnia. They usually don't give you a hard time like they sometimes do with opiates.
I started with topamax and it was amazing as I had an average of 3 migraines per week. The problem with topamax was appetite suppression. I lost just over 70 pounds on it and even forcing myself to eat wasn't enough to prevent further weight loss. I then tried depakote and it was just the opposite for me. I gained weight extremely fast and was alway hungry which led me to propranolol LA. I haven't had any side effects while taking it and can manage my weight easily.
I just got my first month prescription for phentermine. My weight is 175 and im hoping to lose at least 30 lbs by may 20 for our caribbean vacation. Should i start my pills the same day i start shot? also should i buy or take a water pll?
Can anyone give me an idea of how long it usually takes for your metabolism to recalibrate after stopping Effexor and/or Lexapro? I've gained significant weight while on these drugs (despite an intense exercise program and careful diet). My nutritionist and MD told me that the drugs likely altered my metabolism, but no one can tell me how long it will take to correct that. Most frustrating, I've noticed that since I stopped taking both, my weight gain has accelerated.
It seems to help some of my symptoms, but I still wonder if I'm too far along for it to make a big change. It is prescribed for PPMS and has shown some positive results in slowing down the progression of MS. I just take it a day at a time and pray for good things. I try not to let my health consume my every waking moment, but as is human nature, I long for a dx, as much for validation as for peace of mind.
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