May 22, 2011
I have been on Topamax for about 2 years now for migraines. I am on 150 mg per day. I take 3 50 mg pills before bed each day. I have definitely had my issues on topamax. When I first began on it, the appetite loss was extreme but I eventually adjusted. I have lost almost 50 pounds on the drug and have finally got into a size 10 just this month. My goal is a size 8, 150 pounds as I am 5 foot 6 inches tall. I have had issues with trying to think of words when I need to, the nickname "dopamax" for the drug is definitely right on! I have also had some minor hair loss here and there but nothing too drastic. However, the number of migraines I get in a month has gone down drastically. So... you trade one major misery for a few smaller ones I guess. And the weight loss has been a plus. If anyone would like more information on my experience just ask!