Gabapentin And Weight Gain

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Agnes Says:


I take 600 mg. of gabapentin (3) times a day for nerve pain. For me it has been a miracle drug. I do have difficulty if not almost impossible losing weight and have even gained some. It has been worth the trade off to be able to feel better. Does anyone know how to counteract this?



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David Says:

Hi Agnes,

Sorry to hear about your challenges with Gabapentin. According to the National Library of Medicine, rapid weight gain happens to be a general side effect of this medication.

I'm not a doctor, but coming from someone with an athletic background, the best advice I can offer for counteracting it would probably be to follow a strict diet and exercise program. Something that you can commit to as long as you're taking the medication.

I would also recommend drinking plenty of water (making that your primary beverage) & try eating smaller meals every 3 hours spread out throughout the day, in order to help keep your metabolism revved up.

I hope this helps!

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Agnes Says:

Thanks so much. I appreciate your suggestions.

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Zim Says:

Thanks. I have also been having weight gain with gabapentin .

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Jeff77381 Says:
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I've had medication weight gain for several years. I just wanted to add that a low carb / high fat diet in the evening or when you are hungriest helps to keep your total calories down for some of us. Exercise helps with the rest but if you are needing gabapentin you probably have a condition that requires help with designing a specialized exercise program.

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