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Re: topomax

Posted by storm rider on June 19, 2007, at 22:45:49

In reply to Re: topomax nancy, posted by saturn on June 18, 2007, at 21:09:01

> >
> > I'm going to get back on the Topomax and DROP the Seroquel. Topomax is an AED, whereas, Seroquel is an atypical antipsychotic
> What's an AED?

An AED is an anti epileptic drug...
originally Topomax (Topirimate) was intended and is primarily prescribed to control epilepsy.
It was discovered that it had side effects:
controlled migraines and caused weight loss or aided in weight loss...

I have a rare form of epilepsy for which I was prescribed another AED, because I suffered from migraines, my neurologist who specialises in treating headaches, prescribed topiramate (Topomax) as a secondary med.

I have not had a migraine in over four years now.

The med to which he had switched me for epilepsy control caused severe side effects including kidney damage and visual problems. As my husband had read about the severe problems caused by the drug, I quit using it, relying solely on Topomax with amazing results.

The other med had intensified seizure activity and increased the incidence of the seizure activity.. sometimes I had two or three in one night and they were longer and stronger, as opposed to perhaps one a month, sometimes months between seizures before.

This was a known effect of that drug, while Topomax does not do this...

It does cause dry mouth and needs to be taken slowly when one starts it. It will cause most people to lose interest in food and cause foods to taste different, especially junk food I found lol

but it helps in weight loss for many -- not all --





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