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Old 01-11-2001, 04:21 PM   #1
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Does anyone else take Topamax

I have been on 150mg of Topomax and 150mg Effexor. I know Topomax is still in the experimental stage for mood disorders. Is anyone else taking Topamax and how is it working for you? I am BiPolar and Manic Depressive. Been on these since Nov.17th. I am doing better, much better than before. But still have my moments.
Any imputs on Topamax would be helpful.

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Old 01-11-2001, 04:45 PM   #2
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Re: Does anyone else take Topamax

I have not taken Topamax but have heard people have problems losing too much weight on it, finding words, psychotic episodes, hair loss and others. You can do a search to learn more. That's not to say it wont work well for you. Good luck.

Old 01-12-2001, 09:41 AM   #3
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Re: Does anyone else take Topamax

I was prescribed depakote for mood disorder but i wouldnt take it cuz i heard too much about weight gain/hair loss.
My doc gave me Lamictal - same kind of drug except it has anti-depressant qualities.
I had asked for Topamax cuz it does have a good side effect of weight loss, and i have gained from the SSRIs but he wouldnt give it to me cuz he said it had a bad side effect profile including cognitive problems (memory, confusion, etc).

Old 01-12-2001, 10:15 AM   #4
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Re: Does anyone else take Topamax

I would steer clear of this one. Horror stories galore at an epilepsy forum(not this one). Once in a while it is tolerated by someone...not very often. Try Lamictal..well tolerated by most.

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