How many have gained weight on Lyrica?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by artseyone, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. artseyone

    artseyone New Member

    Please I need to know...I noticed since I've been on it my appetite has increased. That could be because I feel better.
    But have definitely gained w/o increasing my food intake much.

    This is a price to have to pay.
    Let me know what's going on w/the rest of ya'll in this respect.
    Artseyone
  2. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    find that others have gained like yourself...
    i have not taken it so i really can not comment...

    prozac, welbutrin so many different drugs make me do the same thing..

    trial by error..

    jodie
  3. LadyCubbieFan

    LadyCubbieFan New Member

    on Lyrica. In two months I gained almost 20 pounds. It also made my blood sugar run high.

    My doctor cut me back and I hope to get off of it soon. It really didn't help my pain that much so the weight gain sure wasn't worth it.

    Needless to say, I am really watching my food intake now trying to get this flab off me, lol.

    I'm sure it affects all differently, maybe someone will come on with better results than I had.

    Good luck and hugs,
    Richelle
  4. opticaltech

    opticaltech New Member

    This is the price I pay for not having shooting pains in my legs.....trying to see if I can take off these lbs...Plus Im taking alot of other meds..I have gained 100 lbs in 2 yrs!
  5. hantonio

    hantonio New Member

    Lyrica is for nerve pain by diabetics, but can be used for other things from what I have been told by my doctor. I experimented, I was to take 3 50mg a day for Ulner nerve pain in my left hand and arm, but have cut it down to 2 a day. Since January 2006 I have only gained 4lbs., but that is upsetting to me
  6. painintheeverywhere

    painintheeverywhere New Member

    I have been on Lyrica for about 6 mos and it has worked pretty well for me compared to neurontin. I usually can gain weight by looking at food, however I have not noticed any weight gain. I will be interested to hear from others. Thanks for posing the question.

    Jane