|Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 9:00 am: || |
I was listening to one of the morning shows last week, and a drug originally used to treat depression or some other neurological problems, was discussed. It is called Topiromate, and it seems to cure headaches, and to help people who use it to lose weight. I tried to do a search on it to see if it is a glutamate blocker, but have not found too much on it. It blocks some neurological pathways is what I have found.
|Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 10:41 am: || |
Is it Topiramate you are refferring too? Topiramate is an anticonvulsant. Didn't try this one and don't know if it is a glutamate blocker but here is the run down on it if it is the right one
|Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 2:11 pm: || |
Not sure of spelling, since I only heard the word. Thanks, Fran.
|Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 5:21 pm: || |
More on topiramate:
|Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2002 - 10:10 am: || |
Thanks for the link -- I forwarded it on to Dr. Ravina since the study is being conducted by the same institute that is funding his studies.
|Posted on Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 9:35 am: || |
It is a glutamate blocker. See also:
|Posted on Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 1:04 pm: || |
This is a two edged sword....it may be the help, drugwise, that many are seeking, but the culprit MSG, still needs to be removed from our food. Also, there are side effects that could be bad. But for the seriously neurologically handicapped victim, this could hold some promise. Some damage is so serious and permanent, that something like a glutamate blocker may be the only aid. Wonder if taking minute amounts would make any difference for the rest of us? Food for thought.
When I heard the news broadcast about it, the announcer stated that people with migraine headaches and seizures were not only feeling relief, but were also losing weight, my first thought was, "is this a glutamate blocker?...because weight gain, seizures and migraine are such common effects of glutamate toxicity. Thanks for the links, guys. I am going to the doctor tomorrow for a recheck on my arm and will ask my doctor about it. Will report.
|Posted on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 6:15 pm: || |
I work in Florida under a Dr. Pauline Powers from the University of South Florida. We monitored patients on this drug in a study. It was a blind study. She said one of her patients after the study chose to use the medication long term and the patient really lost a lot of weight. Since it was used for another psychiatric disorder I was not aware that it had the properties of a glutamate blocker. Wow, what a small world.
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