before starting the topamax, but have since lost 10+ in the last 2 mo. i haven't lost any weight even though i started eating healthier and exercising more. 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. however, i do also take zonegran for my seizures and the massive weight loss could caused by the combination of these two together. if you really want to lose weight in a healthy way you should eat more small meals throughout the day and exercise, unfortunately the side effects causes you to not want to eat and your metabolism with slow down to a slugs pace by the 3rd month. when i was totally weaned of tylenol i waited a couple months and then started weaning myself off topamax.: i started topamax right after approval due to ongoing generalized (grand mal) seizures that were resistant to other drugs.: treated hypomanic systems, reduced impulsivity; reduced cravings for alcohol; reduced irratibility; loss of weight (15 lbs); more stable moods;. so i guess i'm asking your expert advice on the topamax. reviews for topiramatealso known as: qudexy xr, topamax, topamax sprinkle, topiragen, trokendi xr. morgan, my experience with topamax as it relates to weight loss was fenominal..Just taking topomax isnot going to make you loose weight. 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 found this discussion looking for a weight loss aide. sometimes people need help to get the weight off and relieve their hips and other joints. (i just spaced out for a good few seconds after typing thanks topamax! i would be very unhappy to have to go back onto something like depakote, because that made me very slow and sluggish and topamax does not have that side effect.) topamax seemed to greatly lessen the hypersensitivity of my brain to overreact to triggers such as changes in altitude, barometric pressures, humidity levels, environmental triggers such as smoke, strong smells, loud noises, and food triggers such as dark chocolate. 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. 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 stopped at about 100 mg per day and stopped my weight loss at 20 pounds. when i first started taking topamax, i had the side effects of nausea, so i needed to nibble on crackers (felt like morning sickness all over again)..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 heard about topamax from a family member that was suffering with migraines. case it will help, here's the information about topamax and kidney stones from the topapax prescribing information:Kidney stonesa total of 32/2,086 (1. the concomitant use of topamax® with other carbonic anhydrase inhibitors or potentially in patients on a ketogenic diet may create a physiological environment that increases the risk of kidney stone formation, and should therefore be avoided. he is adamant that i use the topamax as a mood stabilizer just 25 2x a day. 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 heard the weightloss effect depends on the dose. (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. so don't think of topamax as your wonder drug to loss weight. topamax will have clearance from the fda to be marketed for the treatment of bipolar disorder in 2010. i can say topamax has helped me with my bad eating habits. it has been only by taking the topamax and by breathing. i have lost about a three pounds but was wondering how fast does the weight really come off.
sometimes people need help to get the weight off and relieve their hips and other joints. i have lost about a three pounds but was wondering how fast does the weight really come off.! as far as weight loss, i had lost about 8 pounds in 3 mo. i've been on topomax for two years now and had lost weight but now i'm staying the same. effects: within twenty minutes of taking topamax i began to get tingles in my feet and bad in my hands. it's very frustrating because i'm trying to loose weight the healthy way. have being taking topomax 25 mill a day for 12 days so far no weight loss. effects: i experienced some mild loss of appetite early on, which graduly disappaited. although i had initial problems, topamax has been the best thing for my migraines. i am 50 and i was already depressed and the weight gain made it much worse.: the switch from elavil to topamax was slow and painful and not altogether successful, but i almost immediately experienced a 15lb weight loss as a result. unfortunately, i continued having partial complex seizures until we found the dilantin/lamictal/topamax combo (in the last 3 years) and i still have 1 or 2 of those a month. i lost 35 lbs and then quit taking the topomax cause of cost at the time and gained the weight back. have been taking 200 mg topamax daily since december 2007 for severe migraine. 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. decided to try topamax again (50mg 2x a day) along w/vyvanse (adhd/binge eating, 70mg) & lexapro (depression, 20mg).: the topamax helped reduce the frequency of the migraines significantly. so he's changed me to the ambien cr and added topamax and is wanting me of the lortab. we have quite a bit of information on toapmax - topamax information page.'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). 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. 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'm grateful for that, but do wish i could lose this weight. it the topamax or is it the migraines that make me feel as if i am losing my memory. over the course of 14 months and i really needed to lose the weight..Just taking topomax isnot going to make you loose weight., i happened to have just started working out and walking alot more (a getting healthy contest at work) when i started topamax. 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 was mostly due to topamax changing the taste of most of the foods i was eating. she was on a high dose and lost a lot of weight. long do i need to be on topamax to experience weight loss? came here to find information about topamax before i decided if i want to take it for weight loss.), then i'll start to worry about losing any more weight. unfortunately i have not experienced the weight loss side effect. 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 struggle to make certain that i eat enough to maintain my weight and i know that if i don't i won't be able to continue the topamax. when i was totally weaned of tylenol i waited a couple months and then started weaning myself off topamax.'ve also had a lot of hair loss, which is either due to the topamax or some sort of nutritional imbalance. first time i took topamax at 15, i went frm 235lbs to 114lbs. in the past i had been successful at losing weight on weight watchers. 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. weighed about 155 when i started taking topamax for my bipolar disorder however he also gave it to me for my migraines the side effect is weight loss in the process of about 2 to 3 months i got down to 125 pounds and i have stayed at that weight for almost a year now. i took it again in 2013 with some weight loss then as well. 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. 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. 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 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 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. how much weight did you lose &; how long did it take? at this point i am quite concerned because for some reason, the more i eat, the more weight i lose. i was on topamax for 10 years when i tapered off due to myself being afraid of just taking the drug for so long. anyone know if the weight loss effect returns when the dose is increased? now i am back on them and the weight is not coming back off.: although topamax is an anti-epileptic, which is more commonly perscribed for the treatment of migrains. my daughter was on topamax for a year and was up to 400 mg a day and she put weight on.: the "stupormax" of topamax lasted a few days each time the dosage increased during the tritation period. getting back on topamax did not help my weight loss. 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. 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 have only had one tonic clonic since being at the max dose of topamax. switched me to 300 mg of bupropion xl, which is an ndri, and does not cause weight gain. have been on topamax for awhile, none of it was to help with migraines. i was put on topamax for migraines and a seizure i had.'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). have been on topamax two different times and never experienced any weight loss from it. it was at that point that i experienced weight loss. i am doing so poorly again and had no success with so many drugs that my doctor is talking about trying the topamax again. am currently on 100 mg of topamax a day and haven't lost any weight. effects: mild loss of appetite that occurred for approximately a 6 weeks. topamax is prescribed off label for binge eating disorder.
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. once i got off of it i started taking topamax and started to lose weight. if you suffer from migraine, i hear topamax is a great product for relief."i started topamax on october 31, 2016 i was at 227 pounds as far as side effects i had trouble with finding words to say at times lol but its getting better..but if you are a habitual, nervous or depressive eater you are not going to loose weight no matter how much topomax you take . hair loss, but i think this is more due to the weight loss than the pills. it's really so weird any time i get out of this area i lose weight, feel happy.'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. switched me to 300 mg of bupropion xl, which is an ndri, and does not cause weight gain. 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 have tried phentermine with no luck and usually had good success with natural weight loss until being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and needing a knee replacement that keeps me from working out too much. i have taken topamax in the past and took it for about 4 months and had to go off of it due to concentration issues.'ve been taking topomax for almost a year now and haven't noticed any weight loss, so i'm not sure why you think you'll lose weight. i'm interested in controlling my migraines and also losing weight. was prescribed topamax a month ago for migraine prevention and also to loose some weight from gabapentin and seroquel which i'm currently on. wouldn't worry to much about dropping that much weight, but, i think it will begin a slow drop, but should stabilize. 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'm a male, 49 years old and when i got on topamax and my doc cranked up the dosage to about 400 mg i lost about 15 lbs if i remember correctly. 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. 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! the weight loss is a super bonus because i have gained 50 pounds from all the drugs i've been taking to treat my chronic pain, so hopefully i will lose more on topamax. i gained all the weight i lost & more over a 5yr period of trying to lose it/find the right meds to help. i think the topamax helped me get the extra weight off faster and keep it off. effects: with the topamax, there was nausea at the beginning. 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! yet, the weight loss side effect was the only positive. hope this helps and hope topamax helps your headaches. it was important to lose weight to improve the diabetic condition. combine that with the fact that it would take about half the amount to fill me up, and there you have your weight loss. effects: tingling fingers temporarily, fatigue, increased hair loss, weight loss. i am overweight due to the fact that i just had my last child and i did eat what i wanted to. 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. i've been on and off topamax three times, and each time it has been the same. so he's changed me to the ambien cr and added topamax and is wanting me of the lortab. i stopped the topamax and within a week all of those symptoms were gone!
told me that depakote had caused me to to hold the extra added weight. once i got off of it i started taking topamax and started to lose weight. i really hope topomax will help me take off some weight. started on topamax 25mg in am and pm on july 30. i've gained a lot of weight over the past 4 years and can't seem to get motivated to lose 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. 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. even coming off the topamax over a period of months, i gained 20 pounds. although it was a farily common side effect, not everyone in the trials lost weight. elavil and effexor were thought to initiate cravings for carbohydrates that would lead to overeating and overweight. 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. lost 50 lbs but after a while i started having side effects that weren't worth the weight loss. 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. wants my to try topamax as he feels have depression. but it sounds like people don't have much success with weight loss their second go-around? losing weight is good for me, but is taxing on my body and i am going to do what i have to in order to develop healthy long term habits (which take at least 30 days to develop). out everything you need to know about weight loss drugs in our prescription weight loss pill guide.! i have been on topamax for over a year and started have thinking/ speaking problems! effects: stinging and tingling in lips, feet and hands, loss of appitite, weight loss of 16 pounds in less than a month. the weight loss stopped after the third month, right about when it stopped working for the migraines. so i ask my doctor about trying it for my weight loss. i just started topomax about 2 weeks ago and i haven't lost any weight yet but i just had an emergency complete hysterectomy 3 months ago too. it's really so weird any time i get out of this area i lose weight, feel happy. the topamax has been able to keep it at a tolerable level. topamax has been on the market a long time. the doses were fine tuned to a comfort level of 150mg topamax and 225 elavil to this date.: topamax was originally prescribed to eventually replace in part or totally the elavil i was taking as sleep med. 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. now i am trying topamax again and it seems to be working. i'm going to ask my doctor about topamax as an appetite suppressant and see if he has any ideas for an energy booster., never lost weight on this drug as some do-- since discontinued i have lost 7 lbs. 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. loss is a potential side effect of topamax, as is a higher risk of developing kidney stones. i was monitored every 30 days to ensure that i was not losing too much weight, having any type of eye problems, or numbness in my hands or feet--the eye problems, and numbness i never experienced; but was always told that if i did experience even a hint of these things, that i would have to stop the medication immediately--so my doctor does constantly ask me about those things. but weight loss is a main side effect of topamax.