Topamax dosage increase

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   Posted 12/26/2007 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I just had my Topamax dosage increased from 100 mg/day to 125 mg/day. I lost a bunch of weight when I first went on it. Does anyone know if that will happen again now with the dosage increase? I take it as a mood stabilizer.

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   Posted 12/26/2007 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the psychiatrist tell me that it would help me lose weight, but I take three different anti depressant type drugs now. How does it make you feel? I am sorry that I did'nt have an answer to your question. Just thought I would butt in and ask. I am curious about it. Does it make food taste bad? It looked like it had a lot of side effects.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Have you ever tried abilify? I am taking that plus effexor xr and xanax.
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   Posted 12/26/2007 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm taking depakote as a mood stabilizer, and I'm packin on the pounds :(

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   Posted 12/26/2007 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi axelsmom,  I doubt you will have to worry too much about anymore weight loss from your Topamax.  Going up 25mg isnt going to be too much of a drastic impact on your body or nervous system.  You may want to watch for muscle twitching though as I have been on Topamax for years and never knew this was a side effect of it.

My doctor increased my dosage from 200mg to 250 and about 3 days later (only when I wasnt doing something) my left arm and/or leg would start to twitch uncontrollably.  It was really quite annoying if I was trying to take a nap...ya know?  Well, it wouldnt stop so I asked my neurologist why this is happening.  He ended up backing off 25mg mg and waiting three weeks before bumping me back up another 25mg which helped.  I would of not known after taking all that Topamax for all these years I would of reacted that way.  Odd...

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