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The UKFibromyalgia Forums • View topic - Putting on weight :(
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Putting on weight :(

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:16 pm
by Tinkerbelle_boo
:shock: I am on Gabapentin 3, 3X daily and volterol 3 X a day... But i am so bloated and feel so fat atm. Im not pysicaly happy with myself atm, and am calorie counting and trying to do bits here and there... but with the depression i comfort eat! 2 weeks ago i was going well... now im eating everything in site... i only have to look at the food and i put on pounds! Which is depressing me even more!!! But the fm is making everything so hard cause i cant get out there and do! and the stupid Gabapentin i feel isnt working anyway! Its upsetting me so much! Everyone i see is so thin, i feel so fat! :cry: I hate my life so much!!!

Re: Putting on weight :(

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:39 pm
by FluppyPuffy
I've moved you post into here Katie, as we've got a board about weight issues. It's something that seems to affect a lot of us, but we're not sure why :? :? A lot of the meds we take have weight gain as a side effect, plus it's difficult for us to be as active as we once were thanks to FM :tongueout: :tongueout: And as you've already said, with depression there's quite often comfort eating :facepalm: :facepalm:

How long have you been on the gabbas?? Is it a recently started med or have you been taking it for a while??

Re: Putting on weight :(

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:43 pm
by Tinkerbelle_boo
Ahh thank you :) not sure where to post! lol :facepalm: But i have been taking them about 2 months now so im now up to the 3, 3X daily. But my doctor said the other day thats a small dose :shock: im confused! And someone i cant for the life of me said a while back there is other meds but there to expencive!!! But im struggling so much, had a awfull day today... :(

Re: Putting on weight :(

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:59 pm
by FluppyPuffy
This linky has got info about the meds used for FM If you don't feel the gabbas are helping then see if there is anything else that your GP thinks might help.

Some meds can take quite a few weeks to properly get into your system and up to the right level before you start to feel their effects. From what I gather with what has been said on here, gabbas are one of those types of meds.

Pregabalin is a similar med to gabbas, and some FM-ers have found that if one of them doesn't suit them, the other one can be more effective.

Re: Putting on weight :(

PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:12 am
by shazq
Hi
I was put on Gaba`s by my neuro doc for migraines, i craved sweet things all the time and i also got depressed about it as was eating everything in my path, i piled on 2 1/2 stone :shock: it didnt help that it was over xmas and all the [chocolate] sweets were around and the extra snacks :facepalm:
They did not help with my migraines or fibro pain so was more than happy to stop them, the cravings have now stopped :clap: :clap: :clap: and i am slowly loosing some weight :clap: :clap:

Tbh i dont think there is much you can do while you are on the meds, the best advice i can give is try to snack on healthy things if you can. :goodluck1: