Is the weight gain easy to lose if you stop gabapentin?
- 11 May 2011 by kelbel310779
- obesity, gabapentin, weight
... i get married in four months and I want to get back to my normal size and i am desparately unhappy ..i am three times bigger than i was and my appetitie has not increased. I exercise three times a week too and i losing it everywhere but my stomach it is so big and bloated. I have had none stop side affects as well as the weight gain..any ideas anyone?
my symptoms have got better as i suffer side effects from scar tissue on my spinal cord and there has to be something else that works just as good without the weight gain
11 May 2011
While weight gain is a side effect of gabapentin, stopping is not going to cause the weight to drop off. You will have to diet as in reduce your daily calorie intake to lose the weight. You need to be realistic in your weight loss goals. Eight pounds a month is what I shoot for with 6 pounds being a good average. So between now and your wedding, you could lose around 25 pounds and expect to keep it off. I really recommend you try to continue on the gabapentin and start changing your eating habits so to reduce your calorie intake and see what happens.
As far as alternatives to the gabapentin that won't cause weight gain, you might try Cymbalta though I must say that some people do gain weight on it while others do not.
Wish I could help more and congratulations on the upcoming marriage,
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