Weight gain is a common side effect of gabapentin. To keep weight under check while on the medication, dietary modification by limited carbohydrate intake and regular physical exercise is advised. Most people are able to maintain the weight by these conservative methods. If this is a major issue and conservative management is not helpful, you may seek a review with your treating doctor for a possible change in the medication.
Hope this is helpful.
I also have gained 15 pounds on Gabapentin. My doc says that the Amitriptyline is more likely the culprit. I am SO over it!! I'm asking for a switch on the next visit.
Thank you. I know I can cut the carbs, but it is hard for me to walk and that cuts down on the exercise. I was wondering if Keppra might be a good alternative medicine for RSD pain.