I have put on 40lbs in 5 months from this stuff. I just learned tonight that this was the cause and I am so angry. I am dosing down starting now then quitting all together. Will I lose the weight? I have been starving myself for months and developed a bit of a eating disorder because I couldn't figure out why I was gaining weight. PLEASE SHARE YOUR STORY IF YOU LOST WEIGHT YOU GAINED FROM TAKING GABAPENTIN.
Has anyone lost the weight they put on from gabapentin?
Question posted by Merely on 7 May 2016
Last updated on 13 March 2019 by TKMarsh711
I'd like to know the answer to this also. I'd also like to know how you weaned off of Gabapentin? I lowered from 1200 mg day to 1100 day over a 3-4 week period. Then I had bad anxiety one day, almost a panic attack. I had other reasons and several things going on but I had to wonder if it was that 100 mg. making a difference or just a coincidence.
I started taking Gabapentin about 3 years ago. I noticed the weight gain I gained 40 lbs over a 3 year period I have been trying to loose weight but noticed no change. Then I decided to look up my medication. And Gabapentin stood out. because I don’t eat heavy any more and the weight still no budging. So I am gradually am weening myself off it. Hopefully this year 2019 I can see a change I do have nerve damage but I have find another route with my doctor.
I would like to know the answer to this question also. I have gained 20 pounds in 3 months. I feel swollen all over and it doesnt matter how much i excersise, i keep gaining weight. I walk more then 10,000 steps a day, i drink plenty of water and i dont eat like a cow. Im so frustrated because before taking this medicine i had worked so hard at getting under 200 pounds, and im hoping when i completely stop this medicine i will lose this weight i have gained. I have only taken 2 pills this week and have gained 1 more pound. Im throwing the rest of my pills away and never taking this drug again. Someone please let me know if i will lose this weight after the gabapentin is out of my system.
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