I came to this page to see if anyone else has experienced weight gain while on Lyrica, and after reading the posts here, I see that I'm definitely not the only one.
My situation is a little bit different...long story short version is that I've been having really bad burning & aching pains, due to possible disc problems in my lower back. My doctor says that I don't have fibro., but he put me on Lyrica to help with the horrible "burning" pain. I've been on the Lyrica for 4 months now, and it has helped "mask" the burning pain a lot (which is what I need short term). Anyway, I've gained about 15 lbs. since on the Lyrica. I don't seem to be having the water retention or swelling problem that some of you have mentioned, but rather, my appetite (for food) greatly increased. I found that I was hungry all the time, so I'd keep eating. For now, I really need to stay on the Lyrica, until I can go for physical therapy and address & treat the real problem. So, a week ago, I started a healthy eating program...and started eating a large breakfast every day. I find that I'm staying full all day, and I've lost my snack cravings, so that part is working!
Has anyone here stayed on Lyrica and been successful at losing weight?
| current weight: 172.0