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Old 05-07-2019, 12:30 PM #11
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@pat86 I take 1200 mg, it hadn't caused weight gain for me. I actually lost the weight I gained from Depakote
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Topamax please recommend a anticonvulsant  for racing thoughts Ive lost weight as well which is nice. Take it at night and go night night nicely as well.
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Topamax please recommend a anticonvulsant  for racing thoughts Ive lost weight as well which is nice. Take it at night and go night night nicely as well.
I have heard of Topamax mentioned by other members but have read it has really bad side effects and is often called dopamax.
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I was put on 200mg Topamax in rehab for addiction cravings (I don't even have cravings but they like to put everyone on it) and I stopped taking it before I saw my outpatient psychiatrist because it made me feel stupid and my psychiatrist said that it would have made me lose like 20 IQ points if I was still on that dose.
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I was put on 200mg Topamax in rehab for addiction cravings (I don't even have cravings but they like to put everyone on it) and I stopped taking it before I saw my outpatient psychiatrist because it made me feel stupid and my psychiatrist said that it would have made me lose like 20 IQ points if I was still on that dose.
Yikes! Yes I have heard similar stories
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Default Re: please recommend a anticonvulsant for racing thoughts

I'm going to endorse trileptal as well. I've been on it for years and it drastically cut down the racing thoughts and anger. And it's weight neutral, I didn't gain anything on it. I'm up to 1800mg.
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I'm going to endorse trileptal as well. I've been on it for years and it drastically cut down the racing thoughts and anger. And it's weight neutral, I didn't gain anything on it. I'm up to 1800mg.
That is great. I have read that people like us who have bipolar for some reason there is a chemical imbalance with the neurotransmitters in our brain that causes us anger/anxiety.

I have anger/anxiety as well I think seroquel cut down on it. But its good to hear trileptal helps.

The other drug I see consistently mentioned is lamictal
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I'm going to endorse trileptal as well. I've been on it for years and it drastically cut down the racing thoughts and anger. And it's weight neutral, I didn't gain anything on it. I'm up to 1800mg.
when you said you tried racing thoughts and anger did you ever try stimulants ?

how did they effect you?

I tried many stimulants and many of them made me angry or have angry thoughts all day.

I wonder if those of us with bi polar are more susceptible to anger and angry thoughts.
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I've never tried stimulants
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