I've been on Lyrica for 2 years now for nephropathy and shingles pain. At first I was taking 100mg x3 a day (along with some other medicines) and I was like a zombie. I am no longer taking the other medicines and just cut back my Lyrica to 50mg x2 because I have gained over 40 pounds!! I am no longer a zombie but the pain is coming back. I am 5'2" and look like i'm 12 months pregnant at 170 lbs!!! I have a very low pain threshold and now I have restless leg syndrome in addition to the nephropathy. I tried pregabalin and that did not work! With Lyrica... no pain... but I keep gaining weight... HELP!
Hi there. I took Lyrica for 7-8 years and I’ve been taking Cymbalta now for 8-9 years. I finally tapered slowly off Lyrica last year (2017) and I’m down to 15 mg of Cymbalta now. I put on over 80 pounds and I’m only 5 feet tall. I have been asked many times if I’m pregnant. Most people that I know didn’t lose their weight gain until they were completely off these medications. I’m hoping and praying that I lose the weight that I’ve put on when I’m finally finished. I was always small and in great shape even after having 5 children. I am miserable and have had almost all the horrible side effects. Now I just want to finish this poison (IMO) and get my life back. There are many natural remedies that are listed on Google that might help you with your pain. I have Trigeminal Neuralgia; but I will never take another kind of these horrible types of medications. Please do all the research you can. Take care
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