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Lyrica and weight gain
I have been on lyrica for a while now. My doctor has increased the doseage and I am gaining weight in my stomach like crazy. Not sure what is going on with that, I don't want to gain any more weight than I am already carrying, which is alot.

Next week I will be starting a heart healthy diet, my mom lives with me and has been seeing a cardiologist, so I figure that may help.

If the diet doesn't help I may have to stop taking the lyrica. I personally think that adding more weight for my leg to try to carry can be very detrimental.

Anyone else experience weight gain while taking lyrica?

Paula
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I've experienced weight gain around the abdomen, but I'm not on Lyrica.  This is weird for me - I'm a pear type and normally gain weight on the butt and hips.  But this last couple of years it's all been around the stomach.

Maybe our insulin levels are too high - I know that I have better luck losing weight if I stay off the carbs and try to eat lots of raw vegetables and fruit.
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1396846 tn?1332463110
Jensequitur,

I had the same problem with neurontin (gabapentin), but not quite as bad as this. I am the same as you I usually gain it in my butt and hips too.

That is what my diet is going to be most of starting Monday when I start the heart healthy diet for my mom. Hopefully it will help. I would hate to have to stop taking the one medication that helps, but I can't see me gaining weight as helpful to my body.

Thanks,

Paula
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Jen,

The heart healthy diet should help.  I've taken Lyrica since Fall 2008 and gained 30 pounds the first year.  Then in February this year I started Weight Watchers, and I've lost 20 pounds so far.  

So a good diet should help you lose and keep off the weight you gained with Lyrica.
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