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March 12th, 2008

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04:46 pm

Thought I'd give a quick update.  I started my Topomax 3 days ago.  Its FDA approved as an anti-convulsant for epileptics but it can also be used for migraines and for people with BED cuz its a crazy appetite suppressant.  I was reading up on it before hand and it has some pretty severe side effects i.e. bad memory, head fog, numb limbs, kidney stones...you know all the fun stuff.  I have to say so far I like it a lot. My memory is pretty good I think? and my appetite is low to normal which is absolutely and utterly insane for me since I think I've binged every meal of my life since I was 10.  I'm gonna compare it to adderall except I feel basically normal and not cracked out.
Yesterday I had a can of tuna with some lite mayo, a banana, some grapes, 2 bowls of multigrain cheerios with lite vanilla soy milk, a pickle and a lite string cheese.  I also speed walked 5 miles.  Thats perfectly healthy if not too little food.  Normally I can consume 6 PBJ sandwiches and a gallon of ice cream and not blink twice....and not even purge.  All I keep thinking is how thin I'll be if I keep this up.  Even when I was purging hardcore 7x a day, I was still digesting more food (as in I kept whole meals down) than I'm consuming now plus whatever extra calories escaped my purges. (I know its only been 3 days but lets hope I continue eating healthy)

This is not a good mindset to have...I'm setting myself up for failure somehow....

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Date:March 12th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
Damnit, I want me some Topomax now.

I completely ignored the side effects you listed and focused solely on the appetite suppression.

Date:March 12th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
yep. I thought that too.
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Date:March 12th, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC)
How many mg. are you on? This is my third day as well and I don't feel any different (but I'm on a tiny 25mg.)
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Date:March 13th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
I was on Topamax for a good 4 years and it didn't do a monkey's asshole for me (even at the max dosage). It did however make me shit stupid, just from brain-fog and lack of concentration, but I also have a learning disability so I'm not sure how much to attribute to either of those. I noticed a mark difference when I came off of it though. I didn't feel like I was walking through a crowded bar full of smoke anymore. Adderall did nothing for me either. *shrug* but hell, if it works for you, don't fix what ain't broke!

man, I shoulda given up cursing for lent.)
Date:March 13th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
im on 25 mg and my appetite is basically gone and if anything my concentration is better cuz im not constantly thinking about food. no side effects as of yet. hope this lasts!!!

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