Doctor just started me on it, for chronic migraines. Has Topamax helped anyone else with their migraines?
I was on Topamax for depression. It made me feel more alert at first. I lost a lot of weight. I too had lost the desire for soda and if I wasn't hungry anymore I was able to leave food on my plate. I wish I could take it again for the weight loss but it doesn't help my depression.
Works great. I had migraine what seems like forever. I tried top a Max for my migraine and I am now migraine free. Best of luck
Unfortunately it made me feel dumb, so I got off of it.
I'm on 100mg of Tompomax for migraines, So far it has brought my migraines down from 5 a week to 1-2. That is so good. I am really happy with that and I will continue to take the medication, People have said they get weight loss from the medication. I have yet to see that happen for me and I have been on these medication for a while now. I think that won't happen for me but hey, at least they are working for the mgraines. I am really happy with how I don't feel like my brain is going to explode out of my eyes all the time anymore and I don't need the dark curtains and I can go out and do things again.
I'm currently on week 2 of Topamax. I started taking this for migraines, and so far the side effects I've had have been: tingling in hands, difficulty in word retrieval, slight dizziness, nausea, decreased appetite, upset stomach, and cannot tolerate soda or anything too sweet. I know side effects are different for everyone, but before I started taking this I read a TON of blogs and found that the side effects I had were among some of the most common ones people experienced, especially among women, and women my age. The tingling in the hands was the most bothersome because I use my hands a lot in my job and so I was very aware of it. I always made sure to take the medicine with breakfast and that helped A LOT with the stomach upset, even just a small banana or a yogurt. Otherwise if I took it on an empty stomach I'd feel like I was about to have diarrhea. (Sorry for the details). The soda thing REALLY sucked. I was a HUGE soda drinker before this medicine. I'm talking 20-40 fl oz a day of Coca Cola. On the third day of Topamax I noticed that my coke was starting to taste a little flat. I was like well that's weird, but thought that maybe I had just gotten a bad bottle. Then it kept happening. I didn't make the connection with the medicine until one day when I was reading another person's experience with Topamax and her weight loss. Now coke tastes flat and weird and so I haven't had it in awhile. I don't crave it either, and because of the no more soda, I've lost 5 pounds so far, so I have that going for me :)
I am on 50mg currently and will eventually go up to 100mg