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07/14/2011 07:57 AM

Topamax as a mood stabilizer

crazylite
 
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Does anyone take Topamax (topiramate) as a mood stabilizer? If so, what dosage do you take and has it been successful for you?
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07/14/2011 08:45 AM
sarahtroy
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I take Topomax both as a mood stabilizer and for severe migraines. My body tolerates a lot without side effects: 200mg twice a day. It definitely works for the migraines at that dosage. I also think it has some effect as a mood stabilizer at that dosage, but it's hard to tell, because I take other mood stabilizers and mood stabilizing anti-depressants.

07/14/2011 09:25 AM
capecod84
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i don't think it works well by itself but with other stabilizers it helps alot, at least for me

07/14/2011 12:28 PM
crazylite
 
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Thanks, everyone. I'm going to be taking it for my migraines, and probably add Lamictal in at a later date.

Edited to add: Oh, AND I gained five lbs in two weeks taking my AD, so hopefully this will cut down on that.

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