So my new meds have made pme put on weight. I've been on lyrica for a while But i have changed to palexia and added gabapentin. I'm just hungry all the time for bad food. I don't know what sizes are like in other places (I live in Australia) But i went from a size 6 to a size 10. I feel physically ill just thinking about it.
Has anyone else delt with this problem? And if so how did you deal with it?
I am having the same problem. I'm on Lyrica. I crave sweets. I have a sweet tooth anyway. I've gained 15-20 lbs. I know it's just getting my mind in the right place to eat food that is good for me but it's hard.
I'm in Australia too having the same problem. I've gone from a size 10 to a size 16. I'm pushing 95kg (I've put on 17kg since sept alone) and now pre-diabetic and my liver function tests are all high from the meds. I eat healthy and exercise everyday (to the extent my body lets me), but the meds are still making me put on weight.
I can't tolerate any medications, too many side effects and then I can't work. I've been using homeopathic meds but they don't seem to be working anymore. Waiting to see if the doc/insurance company will authorize medical MJ (non THC form) to see if that makes it. Hope the munchies are not included still !! 😂😂
I hardly eat at all.. I've been eating small bowls of oatmeal because it's all I can seem to keep down. I have no thyroid as it was removed because of Grave's Disease. I have lost and gained so much weight over the years. I don't look at myself in the mirror any more.. just looking at my face alone is enough.. LOL!!! (I actually put on a pair of jeans that I found in the drawer that were brand new and they were too big!!!) so, I am wearing a size smaller but I still feel like a wilder beast😳😆😜
In uk.. have fibro. Take pregablin and duloxotine... in seven years ive gone from size 8 to now size 12... hate being curvy and nothing feels like it fits properly... especially around my stomach area!!. On a plus side- the weight gain has given me boobs 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗... every cloud has a silver lining
AnimalLover2, I am on 300mcg of synthroid since I have none. I forget to take it sometimes but it really took them two years to get me regulated that I wasn't in a constant manic state where I thought I was going to have a breakdown. The weight thing is a nightmare.. working on it. (Even though my lovely family said I'd never achieve it).
Mknight hi, I in Aus as well and started gabapentin early this year. I've gone from a size 6/8 to a 12 I've gained around 17kg and being only 5ft I feel horrible. None of my old clothes fit but I refuse to get rid of them!! My specialist has now got me weaning off this horrid medication as it is doing very little for my pain. I also feel hungry most of the time but my cravings vary sometimes sweet sometimes savory but never healthy 😩 The only thing good was my boobs went from an A to D but I'm guessing that they will shrink back if the weight starts to come off 😅 I'm in Adelaide if you ever need to chat. Hoping you and all the other wonderful people here have a fabulous Christmas and New Year (ours is tipped to reach 40°C) 😲🌼
Gabapentin... 😊and pregabalin both made me put on 20 odd lbs..😲. but when u reduce this dose it does tend to revert back.😉.. ive been playing the🐫 up n down weight yo yo for bout 15 years with these drugs... it sux 🤗
I discovered yesterday just how much weight I have out on. About a month ago I bought myself a lovely pair of trousers and a top for Christmas Day, I couldn't get them to fasten and they were that tight on my legs they looked sprayed on. Definitely not a happy bunny, this has brought my food issues back to the forefront of my mind 😞. Mine is a combination of the lyrica and nortriptaline
Cinders49 it's odd how medications affect different people. When i was on lyrica i didn't want to eat at all i was never hungry i lost so much weight it was dangerous. But now with different meds it's opposite. To lose weight on these meds i replaced a lot of snacking with just drinking water and i cit out softdrink or anything with lots of sugar and that did the trick. I hope everything goes well for you
MKnight thank you. I think that's my problem because of the thirst I get too and I drink a lot of fizzy drinks as well as water and tea. I also eat a lot of, well just about anything lol I will have to start being more careful and hopefully the little excess I have gained will disappear healthily
I am going to stop soft drinks & increase exercise. Exercise up a notch will be easy as I don't do more than walk from room to room as needed. I nap a lot as breaking the continual fibro stress response only happens when I relax in my bed.
Tamtoad, the exercise reduces the stress because when you're doing the exercises, your brain is releasing endorphins and you actually feel like you're in an adrenaline rush.. and the feeling lasts for a while as well. I've already forgotten to take my meds after feeling that way.
I'm on gabapentin and cymbalta in addition to Celebrex. I definitely gained weight on gabapentin. 😩 I don't really know if it's helping as I'm still in a lot of pain. The cymbalta seems to make a positive difference as does Celebrex. I'd love to try weaning off of gabapentin. In addition to weight gain I hate the spacey feeling I get and the greatly effected short term memory.
I refuse to take anything that has weight gain as a side effect. My doctor doesn't love this attitude of mine, but I fight like crazy to stay healthy and I'm not willing to put weight on as a side effect. Weight gain comes with its own set of health risks. Frankly, I have enough risks as it is. I'm a US size 8 - so pretty average sized woman. I was a size 20, and I had a whole host of problems that I shed with the weight.