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23f, bipolar ii, added lithium 1200mg to lamictal 300mg last year. Miserable, apathetic, depressed, considerable weight gain. Is topamax (topiramate) an option?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bipolar

You describe a very troubling situation.
You are not doing well. You may want to ask your doctor if you should have a second opinion concerning your treatment or to change the treatment in order to get better.

In brief: Bipolar

You describe a very troubling situation.
You are not doing well. You may want to ask your doctor if you should have a second opinion concerning your treatment or to change the treatment in order to get better.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Daryl Tanski
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Topiramate has not been proven to be beneficial as an anti manic treatment.
There is evidence for the non fda approved use of topiramate to treat psychotropic induced weitgain.

In brief: Depends

Topiramate has not been proven to be beneficial as an anti manic treatment.
There is evidence for the non fda approved use of topiramate to treat psychotropic induced weitgain.
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Dr. Daryl Tanski
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