neurontin + weight gain

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by clueless, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. clueless

    clueless New Member

    I am having a problem with weight gain from neurontin. At least I believe that is the cause as I have no appetite + eat very little.I take two 300mg. a day.The Dr. has raised my oxycontin to three a day (as of today) I would rather have that raised instead of the neurontin. I am very short of breath which I posted about last nite. I could`nt seem to get the Dr. interested in. He said he would have to think about it and would maybe have me see another pulmonary specialist.What do you think of this?Clueless
  2. franners

    franners New Member

    I take neurontin.. Right now I am at 3600mg working my way to 6400mg if I need to.. The only problem I have with it is the weight gain.. I have ballooned since I started, but I am not in as much pain now. I take Wellbutrin now to try to counter off the druggy feeling as well as depression. That is also working. My pain med is ultracet.
    But yes, I have gained weight since the Neurontin has crossed my ............uuuuuuuuummmmmmmm......... door thingy (In a fog)..But see your Pulmonary Specialist.. He can tell you what is best for you.. I figure with the neurontin that WHEN (I hope, I hope) it gets my pain level farther down that maybe I can aat least walk a little to help with the weight gain. Oh, and I am going to start grazing on veggies instead of yummy things.
    Best of luck
    Fran
  3. zggygirl

    zggygirl New Member

    Hi,
    I've been on it for at least 2 years 900mg and I have lost weight (under weight) and have trouble gaining-also in the last 2 years. (i'm really not complaining) but...
    Though of course theres the chance that if I wasn't on the Nuerontin I would have just withered away!
    Ziggy
  4. franners

    franners New Member

    You have all the luck Ziggy.....I would gladly give you thirty pounds.. Should I send that UPS??
    Had to come back.. I forgot your "Z"
    [This Message was Edited on 07/03/2003]
  5. zggygirl

    zggygirl New Member

    where I can get it huh? Okay-but I only want 10lbs max {G}
    Ziggy