I'm new here, and I just posted on another thread. After reading a litttle more, I saw that I could just post my own question.
I just started on topamax for bulimia and wellbutrin for depression. I asked the dr. if I could take the wellbutrin because I knew one of the side effects could be loss of appetite. She reluctantly let me have it, but I'm pretty sure she's going to take me off. Its not helping my depression (though its only been a week). Topamax has been shown in studies to be helpful for bulimia.
Its only been a week for me, and I have had a reduction in appetite. I don't know if any of you are bulimic, but if you are, you know that it doesn't matter if you're hungry or not, you just eat. So the topamax is helping somewhat. I'm taking 50mg at night and 25mg in the am. I'm so tired. And I'm retaining water like there's no tomorrow.
My questions are this: will the tiredness go away? And is retaining water one of the side effects? Also, If you lost weight with Topamax, when did you notice? Did you loose weight because you just ate less?