Pain Meds and Weight Loss
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I'm wondering if daily use (every 4 hours) of pain meds can affect weight.
I generally don't take anything, but the pain clinic convinced me that I needed to take opiates to stop the pain, even if I don't like the idea. Actually, I still didn't take them until I read this book about chronic pain and understood the biology about what long-term pain does to neural pathways.
So, for the last week I've been diligent about taking the meds, even though they make me a bit of a space cadet.
And, for the last week, my weight has slowly been inching upwards. Not a great deal, but enough to make me nervous about the trend.
I wear a BodyBugg and know I'm getting a higher calorie burn than calories eaten, yet the weight gain persists.