Re: Topamax for sleep
IMO, the seroquel's a better bet, if it's anything like risperdal (another drug in the same class). I take the topamax for migraines & it doesn't help me sleep, but it does make me stupid & forgetful (but it works great for the migraines). Risperdal gives me better quality sleep & has other benefits as well...my head feels clearer, more organized, etc.
About the weight issue...I was on topamax (aka stupimax) for several months first & didn't lose any weight, & I haven't gained any weight since starting the risperdal. For awhile it was harder to not pig out, but that's over now & I've actually lost a few pounds in the last couple weeks.
Oops, I just reread your post...I guess if seroquel doesn't work, it's not worth the potential weight gain. How about the usual sleeping pills like restoril, ambien, trazadone, etc?
Last edited by saxgirl; 12-09-2003 at 06:36 PM.