Does this cause weight gain if using for short term for sciatic pain? If so, how much weight do most people gain? Wondering if it is worth gaining weight over.
Pregabalin 75mg weight gain?
Question posted by darlene.king on 8 Dec 2021
Last updated on 9 December 2021 by cindy-59
I’ve tried Lyrica (pregabalin) and Cymbalta (duloxetine) for chronic nerve pain. Neither one helped. I had many side effects from both, including weight gain of over 80 pounds. I was always a small woman even after having 5 children and this has been very hard on me. I’m still working on losing the rest of the weight. It hasn’t been easy but it is coming off. It’s difficult to know which medication caused me to gain what percentage of the weight but I’ve talked to many people who have taken these two medications and a lot of them have gained weight on both of them. There are support groups for both medications and they helped me taper off them. Most doctors have no idea about all the side effects and how hard it can be to taper off them. I wish I would have known. Cindy
- Pregabalin uses and safety info
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