Re: Topamax, wight loss and anxiety
I'm on Topamax for Migraines, I've been on it for about 7 months and the side effects go away after a while so definitely hang in there. However, I have found that Topamax made me more anxious in the begining. And even still when I get anxious about something I can feel it and I never had an anxiety problem before. So if you do, I definitely think it will increase your anxiety. As far as weight loss goes, it all depends on your milligrams and the individual. Not everyone loses weight on Topamax, I even heard of some people gaining. I have about 10 pounds to lose (I'm 5`1 119 lbs) and I take 50 mgs at bedtime. I noticed weight loss right away because your apetite changes a lot. At least mine did, not everyones does. It does taper off though the longer you are on the meds. The more mgs you take, the more chance you have of losing weight. I think the people who lose weight the most are the ones who take it for seizures because they take 100s of mgs a day.
Last edited by staci0411; 07-07-2007 at 08:40 PM.