i was diagnosed with childhood absent seizures when i was 5 years old. I was first put on Lamotrigine at a small dosage and went up as i turned into a teen and my EEG's were not seizure free. when i turned 14 i was also put on Topamax to help with my headaches. I am now 25 and lucky to say that I havent had a seizure in 9 years and off my medication completely. BUT, as I went off my medication i noticed a lot of stuff was happening to my body that i wasnt too thrilled about.
When I was first put on Topamax i had lost a lot of weight. through out all of high school I weighed at 98 pounds. Now, i was a very athletic kid and ate good but im now realizing that this was a side affect of the Topamax. Also, when I was taking birth control at the age of 17 my periods were very irregular and would be every 3 months. which is a really scary for a teenager when you dont understand why this is happening.
Since being off my medication for a year now (and my Doctor did warn me about this), I had gained a lot of weight in the last year. I eat healthy, go to the gym, and have done all sorts of diets but nothing seems to help. I got my Thyroid levels checked because i was worried it was that and the levels came back normal. Now im beginning to think that I have a hormonal imbalance.
I just want to know if anyone else has gone through something like this after going off medication or being on it for too long? would really help my peace of mind and get some answers.