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A 46-year-old female asked:

How can i lose weight when i have to take effexor, (venlafaxine) neurontin, flexeril, mirapex etc for fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Kiley Reynolds
Pain Management 26 years experience
Fibromyalgia: The use of medications to control fibromyalgia can also lead to the unwanted side effects of weight gain due to fatigue and water retention.. The main treatment for fibromyalgia is exercise and once you are able to exercise because the medications are helping you control your pain, then you will start to see progress. The initial phase of treatment may not lead to weight loss.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: This is a tough one. Exercise as much as you can. Minimize carbohydrates and control portion size. Dieting is also essential.

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Last updated Apr 24, 2015

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