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   Posted 9/26/2008 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been on Topamax for a while, initially because I had gained weight while on Prozac. I'm no longer on any antidepressants and have lost the weight and kept it off. I do have (and have had for years) IBS-C and am now on Amitiza, a new drug to try to treat this. But I am concerned of gaining back the weight once I stop taking Topamax even though I'm no longer on antidepressants. Does this make sense? Logically I shouldn't but I can't help but wonder. I try to eat right and I exercise 7 days a week.

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   Posted 9/26/2008 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   


I am not familiar wiith Amitiza and the side effects.  Perhaps you could look it up online to see what side effects it is known for.

Also check with your physician.  I understand your fear .  I feel the same way about meds and weight gain.

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   Posted 9/26/2008 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

I dont think there should be too much of a problem although I am not a doctor so I cant really say anything concrete about meds/drugs. I think as long as you eat healthily and take regular exercise, I dont see any reason why you should put weight on long term from coming of Topamax. There may be a slight fluctuation to start with but that should sort itself out.

You may also want to post in Epilepsy for more information since Topamax is an AED and there are loads of people over there that have / still take it.

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