Our expert says:
Zoey, best to discuss this with the doctor prescribing the Topamax, who will know if there is a good reason why this is the best medicine for you, or if there are alternatives that might be less prone to encouraging weight-gain. Sometimes folks eat less and lose weight during depressions, and gain weight as the mood disorder eases.
Weight gain often starts by going round the abdomen, which is a sort of fat store-room ; it then general redistributes abit to other parts of the body. Why not consider joining a gym or exercise program --- the exercise will help promote the weight loss, and will usually be good for your mood disorder, too.
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