Can gabapentin cause you to gain weight and cause bloating in your stomach area cause every since?
Question posted by Alfredag on 27 June 2018
Last updated on 10 July 2022 by vasiladp
This question has also been asked and answered here: Does gabapentin cause weight gain?
Daniel Vasilaky writes that he experienced weight gain, in the form of bloating due to fluid retention, after taking Gabapentin, despite being highly active. Ask your doctor for an alternative. Discontinued this medication and eventually lost the retained fluid.
Hi Alfredag. Yes it most certainly can. I know from my own experience plus many others talking to me about the same thing happening to them. I gained over 80 pounds and I looked and felt like I was 6-7 months pregnant. I was even asked a few times if I was. It was very hard on my back and I still have problems with my back now. I had many other horrible side effects too. I took it for 8-9 years and I’m now slowly tapering off because I couldn’t handle it any longer. These drugs are poison (IMO) and should not be on the market! Take care
I’ve definitely heard that it can.
- Gabapentin uses and safety info
- Gabapentin information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Gabapentin (detailed)
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