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Change of medicines for migraine causing loss of appetite, alternatives - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   What are some antidepressants that have a side effect of loss of appetite? I also have chronic migraines and topamax worked fo me in the past. It quit working now. Are their any other seizure medications to help prevent migraines for me?
Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   I am Dr XXX here
User :   Hello. Than you for being here.
Doctor :   your welcome
User :   Thank you*
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   I am a 25 year old female.
Doctor :   So since when you have been experiencing this problem ?
Doctor :   Are you there
User :   Ive had migraines for a total of five years. They come and go; which was why I was taken off of topamax. Depression is a recent ailment for lack of a better term and it has been occuring for two years. Ive tried several antidepressants. I dont seem to respond and I gain weight very quickly with the antidepressants I have tried. alo do nt respond to ny other migraine preventatives.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so at the moment you are not on any medications ?
User :   I am currently taking ritalin for ADHD, an acne medication Bactrim, and stopped taking my antidepressants citolopram and bupropion due to weight gain.
Doctor :   so you are looking for a antidepressant that will also help you lose weight ?
User :   Yes and a migraine prventative that may help me lose weight.
Doctor :   well Bupropion is a typical antidepressant and it has shown positive weight loss results in people
Doctor :   but you are already on it
User :   I dont currently take it. What are some other alternatives?
Doctor :   there is one more called reboxetine but that works by decreasing your appetite . these are all proscription medications and you have to only take them under medical supervision
Doctor :   prescription **
Doctor :   otherwise its not safe i hope you understand thart
Doctor :   that **
User :   Yes I understand. Thank you.
Doctor :   Your most welcome
Doctor :   Take care of your self and thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with ?
User :   Yes. My mgraines.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so you left topamax ?
User :   I currently and prescribed 6 norco per day; topamax lost its effectiveness with my body for some reason. I havw not discovered anything that worked like it did.
Doctor :   since when you have been experiencing you have lost its effectiveness ?
User :   I discoerec it stopped working in June of 2009.
User :   discovered*; excuse me.
Doctor :   you are already on lot of drugs and any change in regime is only considered safe once you talk to the physician who is taking care of you
Doctor :   Its for your own good as we don't want any unsafe drug interactions
User :   I currently tke norco PRN, ritalin 4 times per day andbactrim. I o not take the antidepressants as prescribed.
Doctor :   Ok naratriptan
Doctor :   is given for migraine
User :   triptans do not respond to my migraines.
Doctor :   Migergot
Doctor :   but they are less effective
User :   Wht class od drugs is that medication in?
Doctor :   Ergot
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