Does anyone take Topamax?

Does anyone take Topamax? Topic: Does anyone take Topamax?
May 25, 2019 / By Edson
Question: I take it for Bipolar Disorder and OCD. I have been taking it for almost a year now and have lost 30 lbs! I weigh 109 lbs now and I'm not complaining but I just wondered if everyone out there has had this side effect.
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Camp Camp | 6 days ago
I take Topamax for migraine headaches, and yes, weight loss is one of the most common side effects of the drug. When I first started taking it, it seemed as though foods were flavorless, unless I ate things with a strong taste (sharp cheddar, pineapples, etc.) I lost weight as well.
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Camp Originally Answered: Topamax for weight loss?
It shouldn't matter (weight loss-wise). Take the medication as your doctor has ordered you to take it.
Camp Originally Answered: Topamax for weight loss?
not only will you get in some exercise you re less likely to choose something unhealthy after a little movement

Algernon Algernon
I take 100mg of Topomax every night for migraine headaches the first time I started taking it I lost weight like you say. I am now on it again and haven't lost weight but I think it's because I take another that makes it hard to lose weight.
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Tania Tania
Weight loss is a noted side effect of taking Topamax. You should stabilize at some point; I hope it's before you vanish. :-) Best of luck . . .
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Tania Originally Answered: Topamax; migraines and weight loss?
Topamax actually works pretty well for migraine prevention. I have been on it for about 3 months now, and once my dosage got up to 100 mg I was completely headache free. Although, it does make me extremely tired all the time and I am starting to notice a lot of the side effects coming on. One of these is the weight loss as you asked about. Yes, Topamax will cause you too lose weight. I lost about 7 lbs after my first few weeks on it and I really don't need to be losing weight. I would continue to exercise because that keeps your body in shape, but just remember to keep an eye on your weight. However, this side effect doesn't affect everyone and you may not really lose a significant amount of weight. It all depends. I hope I answered your question!

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