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Re: topamax - name change JaclinHyde

Posted by Storm Rider on February 14, 2006, at 13:15:17

In reply to Re: topamax - name change, posted by JaclinHyde on February 12, 2006, at 18:05:49

> I call this drug the "Food? What the hell is that?" drug :-) It is also the 'can't-seem-to-string-two-words-together' drug. I swear this drug turned my mind into mush when it came to making a sentence. And I'm a writer! Loved the weightloss though.

I work as a writer too... in news and broadcast as well as free lance... and have not had any real problems other than the usual where did that word go syndrome that I have always had...

but it is vital, I repeat VITAL, to go slowly on Topomax...
too often people are started on too high a dose and increased too quickly....

almost all the time actually....

I was so fortunate to be involved with a doctor who was involved with the original studies of the med as it affected weight loss... he is the one who linked it to weight loss... he was assessing its effect on epileptics and discovered the use for weight loss and did studies
as well as another neuro who uses it extensively for headache treatment...
and was guided well from the start...

of course the guy who did the studies is now involved in studying the form of epilepsy I have...
and as a lab rat, I have to admit that I am not all that excited at the testing phases...
happy that someone else was a guinea pig for topomax but not willing to let them experiment on me for someone else's benefit...

nasty, aren't I???

meanwhile, take the topomax dosage slowly and titre up slowly and it should not be as devastating...
also the mind jumble seems to wear off after a few weeks according to those I have talked with





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