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is there a substitute for lyrica (pregabalin) that will treat my pain but not cause weight gain?

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Dr. Sassan Hassassian
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends on the case: Lyrica (pregabalin) is a great anti-neuropathic medicine. The weight gain is usually water retention as opposed to gaining fat. There are a number of other agents which may be helpful. Topamax typically does not cause weight gain. This should be determined by the treating physician.
Answered on Sep 11, 2015
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Adverse effect: Neurontin is the most likely "substitute". It to has the adverse effect of weight gain. Topamax (topiramate) would be a good option.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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