I have fibromyalgia and degenerated+herniated disc
Hello and a warm welcome to DC.
I too have Fibromyalgia (FM), Degenerated disc L5/S1 and Chronic Myofascaial Pain. I was on Lyrica for 3 year, dosage changes generally max dose in winter lower dose in summer. I cannot exercise but I eat a very healthy diet. Lyrica can and most probably will cause rapid weight gain. This can still occur even if you eat well and exercise. This is because most of the medications which treat the nervous system cause weight gain. I gained allot of weight and Lyrica did not control my FM, but this is not uncommon. I will have to commence another drug, weight gain here I come! I am giving you my and many others experience. It will not surprise you to learn that this is a frequent question on DC. If you click on the links below it will take you to previous questions and responses on this matter.
- Lyrica Information for Consumers
- Lyrica Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lyrica (detailed)
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