Pregabalin (Lyrica) and Weight Gain

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Pregabalin (Lyrica) and Weight Gain

Postby loobylu » Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:23 pm

Hi all,

Just like to know how many of you taking pregabalin have experienced weight gain

If so, by how much?

I swear I will be as big as a house soon.

More insulation for the winter month :-D
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Re: Pregabalin (Lyrica) and Weight Gain

Postby ccat21 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:11 pm

I have put on nearly 2 stone, so have decided to come off it as I need to loose the weight for health reasons but could not while on pregabalin. I think I was using it as an excuse as to why I was not loosing weight & not because I eat to much! so no more blaming it on the Pregabalin
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Re: Pregabalin (Lyrica) and Weight Gain

Postby Roger Rabbit » Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:43 pm

Yes me too, I am still on it and have put on two stone since being on it. Would love to loose the weight and the pain! :scream-1:
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Re: Pregabalin (Lyrica) and Weight Gain

Postby nj63 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:09 pm

I was on gabapentin for 5 years then onto Pregablin for the last 2 years and in total have put on 5.5 stone and since coming of them I have lost 3 stone in 3 months by changing my diet to a juicing and raw food diet. :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Pregabalin (Lyrica) and Weight Gain

Postby JamesinLon » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:15 pm

Ditto. Two stones heavier. Trouble is I've tried living without it and the pain is unbearable. You soon realise what an effective pain killer it actually is. The problem for me is that this extra weight obviously is straining muscle especially when you have a bag of shopping or like wise.
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Re: Pregabalin (Lyrica) and Weight Gain

Postby keaedmondson » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:46 pm

Two and a half stone. Lost half a stone in a week when I came off.
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Re: Pregabalin (Lyrica) and Weight Gain

Postby Sglen1980 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:12 pm

Hi, pregabalin is certainly responsible for weight gain. I came off it 4 years ago after 2 years a size 14/16 and 11-12 stone, within 6 months
I was a size 8/10 and 10stone and before going back on them 6 months ago I was 9 stone and a size 6/8. I am almost 6 foot tall and looked as ill as I felt. I am now a more healthy 11stone and size 10/12. I don't eat any differently with or without the tablets in terms of healthy foods, I eat less chocolate etc. the downside is it is all going to my belly and am not well enough to attend specialist gym sessions like I was the first time on them.

You have to consider benefits of the medication, and if like me you are happy to gain a little weight for some additional pain relief then it's well worth it. Xx
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Re: Pregabalin (Lyrica) and Weight Gain

Postby Fallen » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:06 pm

Been on it 9 mths and I have put on 2 stone. I am struggling to carry it all with all the pain as well. Never ending. Sorry having a bad day today. :cry:
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Re: Pregabalin (Lyrica) and Weight Gain

Postby madalice » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:20 pm

Hi All :wave: :wave:

I am new to this site, I too am on Pregabalin, I was on Gabapentin which put the weight on me, I have been trying to lose the weight but as I have read, I am not alone in this... It's so unfair they tell us that we are carrying too much weight for our back, knees etc but the weight does not come off, I once asked the doc to just prescribe Wine :wine: but he said that it was not good for me... My answer was, well at least I don't feel the pain, I can move better and best of all I get a good sleep... also the painkillers I am on surely are doing just as much damage to our bodies.... I hope you are all having a no pain day or at least a relatively low pain day xx :lol:
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