I really liked LaurieShay's eating plan for weight loss after Gabapentin use and will try it! However, now that I am off Gabapentin, what to use for pain management for horrible peripheral neuropathy which I have had since 2005? Have been using Vicodin 3x/day for 6 years but it really didn't quell the more severe nerve pain which is worse at night. Also tried neuropathy supplements with B12 and B1 which worked great within a matter of just a few days, but had just as bad weight gain in just a matter of a few days. Has anyone had pain relief without weight gain? Yesterday my ankles looked like baseballs and my abdomen is hard as a rock and starting to look like I am pregnant. :o(
I know Topamax can help nerve pain. Keep up the Vitamins and make sure you get enough electrolytes. Maybe a Topamax and Cymbalta combo can work or simply adding one of those two may help with the weight gain while helping the pain as well
Have you asked your physician about a different medication in place of the Gabapentin? My doctor changed me to Lyrica and I got better pain relief. To combat the weight gain I joined Weight Watchers and have been successful in losing 20 pounds over a year's time
You can watch your carbs. Even when taking gabapentin if you watch your carbs you can lose the weight. Pain is more miserable ... Do what you have too
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