This is NOT listed as a BIPOLAR drug but after not losing weight, my psychiatrist put me on this and I've lost 25 lbs and have been extremely stable for over 9 months!!! It is not expensive, I have no side effects, and I continue to lose weight. I eat less and I am excited. My coworkers want to know my secret. *I shared with only one who shares the same pychiatrist. * Hope this helps someone!!! My only other drug is Prozac.
Topiramate is the generic form of Topamax. One of it's side effects that a lot of BP people get is word loss, and inability to read an concentrate...some people get tingling in feet and hands...I was on it for some time, lost weight, but became stupid on it, so gave it up. It has the nickname "Dopamax".... It's main use is not for BP but it has been tried for it, with poor results.. However as with any drug, if it works for you.. awesome!
Generic Tomaxax is an anti-siezure med used as a mood stabilizer and is also a migrain prevention med. I took it for migrain prevention for 18 months and it did work but break through headaches had me upping the dose. What happened to me was food tasted differently from normal and that made me not want to eat somethings and get unpleasantly surprised when a chocolate bar tasted like dog food. I also had tingling in my hands and feet as well a incredible word loss to the point it was effecting my ability to write for a living. I stopped taking it because I could not work without a vocabulary. I did lose about 15% of my body weight when I first went on prozac. I would not reccomend either of these meds for weight loss alone.
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