Topamax and phentermine

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Avatar f tn Hair loss is an uncommon side effect of both topamax and phentermine. If significant, I would suggest consulting your treating doctor for a review in the medications. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar n tn I am also a compulsive gambler, and though I was not gambling and know I can't I still thought about it.I think the topamax took that away. Getting back to the food... I sit down to a meal, eat slow, never did that before, I would try to eat slow, but unconsciously shouvled it in my mouth.. At night I might eat a bowl of shebet, the container lasts all week, I am in awe! My personality has changed, topamax is a mood stabelizer.
Avatar n tn and my doctor said Xenical and Meridia cause really horrible bowel problems..... so Topamax was a good choice ... and as far as the aniexty is concerned and depression...I feel like a new person... I have more energy and I just can't explain it... everyone at work says...oh, did you color your hair... or did you get a makeover or something ?... have you lost weight... what's different .... I LOVE THIS DRUG !! To all of you who have never been fat and depressed ...
Avatar n tn I have digenerative disc disease and my neirologist just prescribed topamax, he said it would help with the pain and tingling but could result in weight loss. I am wondering if prescribing topamax for ddd is common among neurologists? I can't seem to find any other information related to topamax as a pain med, only information I have is that it's a powerful drug with lots of side effects, most not so good. The weight loss aspect is the only plus...
Avatar n tn I was prescribed topomax and phentermine in a weightloss study. I was also a sophomore at university at the time. The phentermine was great, but the topomax, which I took in the afternoons made me forget words and phrases I wanted to use, ... you know, you just can't find the words for what you want to say.
Avatar f tn Right now my doctor prescribed 15 mg of Phentermine and 50 mg of Topamax. The Topamax effects my concentration slow I cut it down to 25 mg. Will this new dosage combo still work? Also, can I take the Topamax at night and the Phentermine during the day and have it still be as effective? Very confused and frustrated.....
Avatar m tn I have been having complete migraine relief with Topamax and Phentermine and Excederin when I take Topamax and Phentermine and excederin together as an abortive. It will stop the intense ice pic weather migraine hangover style (no alchohal) pain and throbbing. I was given Topamax as a preventative and I was given Phentermine as weightloss. I started taking them together only when I would get migraines as I happened to notitce on a whim that I was having migraine relief.
Avatar f tn I went to see my doctor and he put me on phentermine 37.5mg once a day and topamax 23 mg in half doeses twice dailey. I also take adderall 20mg twice Dailey. I asked him if theses two meds who interact with one another and his response was no . I guess my question is how do I safely spread them out during the day. It seems I can't get it right because when I take either or I get very anxious . I already take a anti anxiety med clonazepam for accational panic attacks. How do I safely take these?
Avatar n tn i tried Phentermine and it worked great, the only side affects that i had is that when i didnt eat i would gittery, and when doing a lot of moving around you woul dthink that you are going through Metapaus ( that how hot you would be) but othe rthen that it was great i am going to start it back up this month.
Avatar f tn I have lost 50 pounds since January 2012, but I quit losing weight about 9 months ago. The Phentermine still curb my appetite, and I still am watching my portions, but seem to be stuck at losing more weight. I have degenerative disc desease, osteoarthritis, gout and fybromialgia. From what I have been reading Topiramate may help these conditions as well. I am aware that the new drug Qsymia contains both drugs, but I haved reviewed the costs per month and would not be able to afford that.
Avatar f tn I am taking 75mg. of topamax and also taking Zoloft and Verapamil for migraines. I am not loosing any weight. I am so frustrated because I feel that I'm the only one that's not losing. Does anyone think it's because of the other drugs I'm taking? Next week I go to 100mg.
Avatar n tn I had a gastric bypass in 2001 and lost 250 pounds, then my husband and I started fertility treatments and it made me gain 85 pounds back that I could not get rid of even only eating 4 oz of food at a time. On Valentine's day I started the Phentermine and B12 shots and after 1 week I had lost 9 pounds and my energy was outrageous.
Avatar n tn Did you know there are 900 fat calories in one large order of fries alone?! He perscribed phentermine, Topamax, and the HCG shots. He gave me the option of all 3 or just the ones I wanted, but I want rid of this burden so load me up! I figure I can always eliminate them if they don't work out. The phentermine completly kills my appetite. I'm on an "off" month right now to let my body rest from it(doctor's orders).
Avatar f tn i just started taking topamax for my headaches i am already on phentermine for weight loss and i am experiencing tigling in my face in the side effects i read it all says the arms and hands i cant find anything about the face but the soda taste nasty i am definatly not hungry and the zoning out is not that bad but the tingly face is a little concerning has that happened to anyone else I have read that people going on a higher dose the side effects lesser is that true i am only on 25 mg right no
284078 tn?1282620298 There is absolutely no way to predict who will get this side effect and it can occur even at very low doses. If you are already taking Topamax and you notice any early signs of vision loss or eye pain please see an ophthalmologist immediately.
Avatar f tn I prescribed60 mg of adderall but one week I had to take left over phentermine and 10mg adderall and my focusing was great and energy and I still do take 1/3 of phentermine a day.
Avatar f tn I went to see my doctor and he put me on phentermine 37.5mg once a day and topamax 23 mg in half doeses twice dailey. I also take adderall 20mg twice Dailey. I asked him if theses two meds who interact with one another and his response was no . I guess my question is how do I safely spread them out during the day. It seems I can't get it right because when I take either or I get very anxious . I already take a anti anxiety med clonazepam for accational panic attacks. How do I safely take these?
Avatar f tn I took phentermine and topamax together 5 years ago when I weighed 254 lbs. I am 5'2. I lost over 100 lbs. My lowest weight was 146 lbs. I have recently begun to regain weight after I broke my toe last summer and got an injection in my spine that hit a few nerves. It limited my ability to work out and I fell out of my routine. I am now 163 lbs. I should realistically be 130-145.
Avatar n tn I went to my doctor for nutritional and phycological help to lose weight and she put me on this. She wants to begin Phentermine and montitor my heart monthly. I am supposed to see her tomorrow to get the prescription but I am going to ask about the B12 injections also. I have had no bad side effects from topomax except for bad taste and numb feet. definitley no slurred speech! that's scary. I am definitly in a better mood and don't find myself shoving food in my mouth every waking moment.
Avatar f tn I started back on my topamax. I just got off phentermine. My Dr.
5443242 tn?1368040683 I was given Topamax for curbing my appetite ... Id rather have phentermine but docs don't want to prescribe it any more, due to dangers. Ive taken it before lost 50 pds in 5 mths in the summer excercises and sweating profusely, then within 3 yrs blowed back up , even bigger than Ive ever been, Im miserable, I have a appetite problem where I cant control it, don't know why. Im thinking its hyperthyroid problem. I don't want to do those otc diet pills,don't work and make me jittery and stutter.
Avatar n tn I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
Avatar n tn In July I went to the doctor and was prescribed Effexor XR 37.5 and had stopped the phentermine. The Effexor helped tremendously even though I was only on the lowest dose. Basically, I stopped crying all the time and wasn't so anxious and irritable. Everything improved. Initially I had some difficulty sleeping and nausea, but this subsided.
Avatar n tn Does anyone know of a good doctor in the Greensboro, NC area who will prescribe adipex (phentermine) or bontril or tenuate? I need to lose about 35 lbs. and am also on other drugs - cymbalta and topamax. I want to do this safely and want a dr. who will help safely monitor the use of the appetite suppressants. I have tried Weight Watchers and I exercise, but I just cannot seem to get this post baby weight off and need help!
Avatar f tn Well, I take Topamax , synthoid and vitamin D and don't get nausea from any of them. But I'm sure it isn't from the synthroid and I doubt from the vitamin D. The Topamax could be causing this. What dose are you on? There are better anti nausea meds you can try. I just switched to Trokendi XR (which is extended release topriamate). It has helped a lot with my memory issues but it initially caused a lot of fatigue but that is going away. It is expensive but they give you a coupon card to start.
Avatar n tn I have been trying to lose to lose 40 pounds for the past 3 years and no luck.Doctor gave me 25 mg of topomax to take at bedtime and phentermine during the day. I got the presription for topomax last week but am so afraid of taking it because of the side effects of the topomax that I have seen on the internet.the doctor said I would be fine with such a low dose of this.I cannot bear not to be in shorts and a bathing suit this summer. Help!!
129961 tn?1189759434 I have been on the phentermine 37.5 a pill and a half (Dr RX'd) and they just don't seem to be doing anything anymore. I am at a standstill. I would love to hear how the HCG injections have worked for you as far as curbing your appetite goes. OR, can you offer me any wisdom or advice. I know sometimes things work great in the begining then seem to taper off. So, I have just called to make an appointment. I want to get off on the right foot. Thanks!
Avatar n tn i am starting the b12/ lipo tropic shots in 1 week. and they also give me a rx of phentermine. and also like you i only need to lose 25 lbs. I will be doing two shots per week. How much are they putting in your shots, and are you also getting the b12 shot with the lipotropics?
Avatar n tn I have been on topamax for 4 months before topamax I was having a headache every freaking day since 2001 after having a nervous breakdown and depression. then i started with a headache every day.