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.
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.
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.
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 . . .