I am gaining so much weight soooooo fast! I think I'll take the other side effects of gabapentin over this! I am eating like a darn horse, and I've had gastric sleeve!!! What?? My husband said that he has never seen me eat like this before! Plus I'm started to swell in my ankles and feet! I hope my doc changes my meds before I gain back the 90 lbs I lost. I can't afford surgery again!
Hi sweetie ⚘ I have the same problem with it... if i up the dose... 🐪i gain so much... but all is not lost... as when i 🐫lower the dose... the weight falls off again!😚 Just come off it slowly... 🤔so ur body can adjust! 🤗
Im still stuck on it... down to my lowest at 1200mg per day. I hate it... but the pain is worse... and im on fentanyl patches too. Always titrate off it slowly as the side effects of it can give u suicidal thoughts... which i had 8 weeks ago when my new GP decided to take it all away at once... not a good idea.... so not me! So read the leaflet carefully. Be informed... its better the devil u know x
I'm only on 300 a day right now but also on cymballta and hormone therapy . Plus another round of meds that has my weight skyrocketing. For some. Crazy reason my drs don't seem to be overly concerned about the weight. But I am.
Lulabel and newfibrogirl, I requested to try gabapentin again. I can't believe I'm doing that after switching off of it. My Dr is going to think I'm crazy!! Heck! I'm thinking I'm crazy!! Lol! But my gosh, I can't go back to all the weight gain again or it'll be like going back to square one again! I only take 300 mg too. Wow lulabel! 1200 is A LOT! I am on fentanyl patches too. 25 mg every 72 hrs. Plus effexor 75 and aptiom 800mg, xeljanz 11mg, and more....I really do t know what to do.
Seems it isn't just me. I really hate that you all are having weight gain issues too. 😔 Newfibrogirl, do you think it is ironic how before all of this, weight loss was such a major concern and now its like it never mattered?!? I get it that we have so much other to deal with that weight shouldn't be such a concern, but personally, I'm very much aware too that weight gain only compounds my problems. It's harder to move around, my breathing gets much worse, the pain is worse for my back, legs, hips, ankles, ext.. I just don't need it too. (Sigh) 7autos, I live in Western Kentucky where the temperature runs around 93-96 and the humidity is about the same range....it's impossible to walk, or exercise in this heat! I'm with you! I wish I could afford a pool and I'd be happy to be out!
7autoimmunes..i am in aquatics therapy.order by my dr thr gp it really does helo a lot. I have not lost any weight as of yet but it has helped with stiffness and my mobility has not decreased any more.
Was too embarrassed until a week ago when I bought shorts to take grands to aquatic park. I'll have a month or 2 before it's freezing cold again. Going to ask my PCP about aquatics therapy. Thanks newfibrogirl for mentioning it. Also, bought supplements and a new book to help with memory, brain atrophy, etc. Exercise is supposed to help with that as well, I hear.
Morning 😚 I too put on about 30lbs🐫 just cos of the pregabalin/lyrica.🐪 I have🤔 found it to fall off as i have lowered the dose... but im still on it atm... down to 1200mg daily... 😉so that is reflected👅 in the size of my ass 🌷
Im on 600mg a day of Lyrica. A lot of people have said this drug is evil and poison due to the side effects. Ive gained about 9kgs since i started on it but thats because ive not been able to work. My job was very physical which kept me in shape and toned. I dont blame Lyrica for my weight gain, i blame not being active. Im not in any way saying you are but a lot of people look for easy excuses for things. If you have been less active that could be part of it too.
Hehehe good point... @MarkS78 😁 yea i wish it was cos i was inactive... but i have had to💊 titrate up📈 and down📉 on this drug over 📅many years... so this time... its the drug 💊...as my weight reflected.📊
🐫 I cycle 20k a day ...on a recubent bike... 📈so my recent activity has risen... spesh in the last 6months... 🤔 to date i have lost 207lbs... about 14stones 🐴 so i have a 📊log book of 📖all of my titration of lyrica, 📈📉up and down, against my exercise📖 diary and weight... 📊and it does seem to reflect in the dose 😉
I totally agree tho... 🤔 it happens...😛 i prefer to own my flaws with pride... this one however... 😲aint mine! Hehehe
Oh how 🐪I wish it was cos im lazy... 🐴cos then i could drop these last 20lbs 📉easy! I still weigh 176lbs... bout 80kg i think! So holding onto my kardashian ass with pride! ✌
I've had the same issue that you've stated. Once I get my epidural treatments I am very inactive for 6 weeks which makes it more challenging to keep the weight off. After joining this group and reading things on the community portion has honestly opened my eyes up even more to just how differently drugs and treatments work for every individual. Gaba was hell for me and didn't touch my pain, made me very sick, couldn't move off the couch for days where as Lyrica has been my saving grace at times. I am just so thankful that the community portion of this app is so open and willing to communicate, it really helps when I am suffering. I hope you guys all have a low pain day! 💜