Hi, I have been on 300mg of Lyrica twice a day for a relatively short period of time. In this short period of time, I have gained about 15-20 lbs. which for my frame (I like to be about 165-172 when Im in good shape) is a lot, and beyond that it seems to be concentrated in my stomach and giving me love handles which i've never had before and don't enjoy. I'm eating the same, have had no increase in appetite or change in diet and excercising the same (I am 30 yrs old,active and eat pretty well), so I feel like the Lyrica is the culprit. I do not plan on staying on it much longer as I am not seeing drastic benefits from it and I really don't enjoy the weight gain, as I have been pretty much the same size for the past 15 years so I know where my normal weight range lies. My main question is if anybody can give me and insight into their experience with loosing the gained weight after going off Lyrica. I have seen a lot of forums about Lyrica and weight gain and a lot of people distraught because of it (and i feel for them), but nobody really talking about their experience with weight after they stop taking it. I have seen the rare comment that people are unable to loose the weight even after stoping which scares me and prompted me to pose this question. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
I was on neurontin which is very similar to lyrica. 35 yrs old. Same weight since high school around 135 / 140. Gained 15 pounds in less than 6 months. All in my stomach.Lost it all within a few months after I stopped taking it. I have heard the longer you are on it the more possibility of permanent weight gain and other side effects.
Ive been on lyrica for a year and I also gained 100 lbs but go to close pharmacy and get apple cider vinger weight control pills take 2-4 each meal or snacks and 2-4 at bedtime. They also help with your kidneys. Flush them out. I started loosing weight right away . I was 374 lbs I am now 138lbs. I still take them twice a day cause I have bladder and kidneys problems. They are like taking vitamins. Completey Healthy for you. Plus im also a woman that tried everything to loose weight when a health food store owner told me about them I thought what does it hurt I've tried everything else. Good luck I truely hope this helps you and others
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
- Lyrica Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lyrica (detailed)
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