I have been on lyrica for quite some time now. I do 40 minutes of PT excersizes daily but I still carry an extra 10 lbs since lumbar fusion 1 year ago. I have permanent nerve damage and lyrica really helps, but I can't stand how I look. I want to get off the lyrica but neurontin doesn't work well for me. I work so hard and I'm still pudgy, I can't stand it! This extra weight is effecting my self esteem. I feel like I'm stuck between a rock and a big butt! Any suggestions anyone?