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Hello from TX

irishdolliirishdoll Posts: 7
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in Pain Medications
I tried to leave a message, but I am not sure I am doing this correct. So this is a test. I am wanting to ask a question about lyrica and would like to hear from anyone who has taken it. I have gained 10 pounds with no change in my diet. Help!


  • I guess I should give more info.
    I have had 4 spine surgeries, 3 have been fusions. I have fibro, OA, Osteo, and hyperthyrodism. I have recently gone off opiates and now take cymbalta, restoril and lyrica. I need the pain relief but wonder what I need to do to get rid of the weight.
  • Welcome to SH. You'll undoubtedly find TONS of useful info here and plenty of helpful people on the message boards.

    I take Lyrica but my situation is not the norm...since my insurance (Medicaid) doesn't cover it, and I had a really bad reaction to Neurontin so I can't take that, I can only take the Lyrica when my PM has samples, which isn't on a consistent basis. It sucks because I get past the side effects and get to where it's helping me some, and I have to quit taking it again. But anyway, I haven't had an issue with the weight gain,and in fact I have lost over 70 pounds since last November (not because of meds, but because I really needed to so I completely changed my diet and exercise regime). However, if I had Lyrica all the time w/o having to depend on the PM clinics supply, I don't know if I might gain weight from it or not? I can only tell you now that I haven't gained any. I'm sure you'll hear from others here that take Lyrica as to how it is for them.

    Sorry I couldn't be much help-just wanted you to know that it IS possible to not gain weight from Lyrica.

    Best of luck to you...take care of you...
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