Weight Gain While On Lyrica

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Nancy Says:

I am on Lyrica for CIDP. I have gained a tremendous amount of weight. Exercise is difficult as I can't stand for long at all. Has anyone else found they can't control their weight? I take 75mg 3x a day.

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Verwon Says:

Yes, this is a known side effect of the Preabalin in Lyrica, because it is known to increase appetite.

Have you consulted your doctor?

Do you watch your diet?

This may not apply to you, but many people just eat and don't think of portion sizes, or the calorie and fat content of what they eat.


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Becky2 Says:

Nancy, I have been taking this medication [lyrica] for severe neuropathy in my legs and feet. I have gained 50 pounds over a period of 7 years. It is really frustrating. My weight seems to have topped off at an increase of 50 lbs. I am 60yrs, 5'7" and usually 145, but now 200 and it is all in my middle. I am visiting my neurologist and endocrinologist I am asking them about a product called R-Alpha Lipoic Acid. I am very scared to stop taking lyrica because the pain is so so severe that I can't even walk. I take 200mg 3-4 times a day. It's very bad when I even miss a dose, and can tell when it's getting close to taking a dose. And taking lyrica at this dose does not even completely stop the pain & Numbness, just makes it tollerable. :(

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Ricki Says:
via mobile

True the MyFitnessPal App, it really is working for me. In the first 6 days I have dropped 6 pounds. It also says that each 150 mg pill has 67 calories, which seems to be the case. I include that everyday in the app. You just scan the barcode of what you eat, enter number of servings, or type what you ate in and choose from a lists, and it enters the calories for you. I follow it and it is working fast. It also tracks your nutrition. Come to find ouit I was potassium deficient. An increase in potassium has drastically improved my energy and decreased my pain level. Potatoes have the most potassium at around 950 in each medium sized potato, and a person needs at least 3500 a day.

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