I'm so glad you posted back. I just started taking it two days ago. I'm at 25 mg. I'm bipolar by the way, but I also struggle with depression. So far, I've noticed great sleep as well as being calmer when waking up. I'd like to talk to you about this more, pm me so maybe we could exchange email addresses? I am online most of the time. It helps to have someone to talk to when depressed...
btw, what is your diagnosis? frances is correct in making sure to rule out any physical or hormonal problems that can possibly cause depression.
topamax is not an antidepressant, it is an anticonvulsant used usually as a mood stabilizer for those with mood disorders. seeing you are in some sort of crisis, my best guess is that your pdoc is trying to stabilize you enough so you can get the treatment you need without flipping out.
Post Edited (trying2getby) : 1/11/2009 1:48:53 PM (GMT-7)