Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I took a chance and stepped on the scales this morning. I know, probably not the best way to start the day right? Well, It was good! I've lost 10 pounds since starting Topamax, Granted, it's probably the 10 pounds I gained when I was put on Depakote, but I'll take it! I know it's a start in the right direction and I'm positive it's not the last loss I'm going to see. It is also that TOM for me so that should count for something as well.
I'm starting to feel a bit better overall also. Just not drinking soda all the time helps. I'm drinking more water too finally. I'm thirsty all the time so I'm reminded to drink more water. I know it still isn't the recommended daily amount but it is much more than is normal for me and I'm getting there. Odd thing is when I was drinking all the Mt. Dew I wasn't so thirsty ALL the time like this. Yes I'm on a water pill for my blood pressure as well, but I've been on that for months.
I think I mentioned in my last post that I tried to drink a Sprite over the weekend when my stomach was giving me problems from food poisoning and got nothing but a mouth of foam. I'm sure that's the topamax reaction to the carbonation. I honestly have had no desire for soda at all but sprite has always helped when I was sick before. Yep, confirmed why I have no desire. lol
I haven't had much desire for too many sweet things and the few things I have given in to have tasted either a little bitter or just a little off so they didn't quite satisfy the craving. As far as remembering what they tasted like and wanting that anyway. And honestly I don't really seek out a lot of junk food, but if it's something that I like and it's in my house I'm going to eat it. I just have to keep it out of my house. I did some Christmas shopping over the weekend and when I went down the isle at Walmart with all the candies none of it jumped out at me. I'm usually trying to decide which one I want. I just kept walking. No idea what will be used for stocking stuffers this year.
I even got a turkey wrap at Arby's the other day and it was soooo good. I'd have never ordered that before. It HAS to be the topamax. Who'd have thought this anti-seizure drug I'm being prescribed for migraines would be such a huge influence on my appetite??? Thank you!