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How can I lose weight while taking lyrica (pregabalin). I have celiac and hep c and fibro I exercise and glutton free diet?

How can I lose weight while taking lyrica (pregabalin). I have celiac and hep c and fibro I exercise and glutton free diet?

Not impossible: First if you have severe weight gain with Lyrica try savella, (milnacipran) Neurontin or cymbalta. See your doctor for very carefully graded aerobic exercise program. Above all else be patient first stabilize your wait and pain then gradually reduce. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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How can I lose the weight from Lyrica. I walk 5km every day, eat very little and still cant lose weight. It is a great drug. Many Thanks?

How can I lose the weight from Lyrica. I walk 5km every day, eat very little and still cant lose weight. It is a great drug. Many Thanks?

Not easy: Keep a detailed diary of all of your intake for a week or so. You may be eating/drinking more than you realize. After review of the diary, reduce you intake by at least 30%. With increasing age, it is harder to lose weight due to slowing of metabolism.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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I'm taking seroxat, lyrica (pregabalin) and Xanax will I find it very hard to lose weight I exercise a lot but eat sweet stuff regularly?

I'm taking seroxat, lyrica (pregabalin) and Xanax will I find it very hard to lose weight I exercise a lot but eat sweet stuff regularly?

BotParoxetine, lyric: Both paroxetine (seroxat) and Lyrica (pregabalin) are associated with weight gain and craving for sweats and carbohydrates. There is no substitute for exercise and health diet and avoidance of executive calories intake.
Btw. I don't recommend taking xanax frequently...It is associated with worsening anxiety. .. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight and boost my metabolism after gaining 30-40lbs being on lyrica (pregabalin) 3 yrs ago for my fibromyaligia for 6 months with fatigue and pain?

How do I lose weight and boost my metabolism after gaining 30-40lbs being on lyrica (pregabalin) 3 yrs ago for my fibromyaligia for 6 months with fatigue and pain?

Exercise, exercise: Exercise, at least 20 minutes a day for 3 to 4 days a week is the most effective treatment for weight loss as well as chronic pain syndromes. ...Read more

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I am on Lexapro, lyrica, (pregabalin)amityripiline and remeron for G A D.Despite dieting and exercising I cant lose weight around tummy, what can I do. Many Thanks?

I am on Lexapro, lyrica, (pregabalin)amityripiline and remeron for G A D.Despite dieting and exercising I cant lose weight around tummy, what can I do. Many Thanks?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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How lose weight while on Lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, IVIG, Xolair and many others? I have CVID, HIES, IBS, Depression, Spinal Problems + allerigic to NSAids.

How lose weight while on Lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, IVIG, Xolair and many others? I have CVID, HIES, IBS, Depression, Spinal Problems + allerigic to NSAids.

There Are Many Ways: A full dietary consult is beyond the scope of this answer, but you can help weight loss by exercise, portion control, removing sugary drinks or other high carbohydrate foods from your diet. Bariatric surgery is certainly an option for some. You might also ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a nutritionist for a consult. ...Read more

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Does lyrica (pregabalin) cause weight gain or it just makes u eat more? Cuz I had sleeve gastrectomy and in 2 weeks I lose only 1 kilo, would it be cuz of lyrica (pregabalin)?

Does lyrica (pregabalin) cause weight gain or it just makes u eat more? Cuz I had sleeve gastrectomy and in 2 weeks I lose only 1 kilo, would it be cuz of lyrica (pregabalin)?

Why you are using?: Is it for convulsions, or neuralgia, or for myalgia., your weight gain is likely not from Lyrica (pregabalin) if think it is, look for alternative medication.. Just by under- going sleeve resection is not enough loose weight, you have to reduce the caloric intake, regular exercises and work out is needed. Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I take as a substitute for lyrica (pregabalin) without the problem of weight gain?

What can I take as a substitute for lyrica (pregabalin) without the problem of weight gain?

Hard to say: Sometimes it is a question of dose rather than the medicine itself causing weight gain. I would look at this first then consider alternatives, especially if Lyrica (pregabalin) works for you already. Otherwise some medicine like Cymbalta may be helpful. ...Read more

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Came off effexor and Lyrica (pregabalin) my weight was 60kg my weight has dropted to 54kgs is this normal my hight is 145cm?

Came off effexor and Lyrica (pregabalin) my weight was 60kg my weight has dropted to 54kgs is this normal my hight is 145cm?

Weight gain can be: Why can can be from each of these medications. Your weight is fine. Your buddy miss index has dropped from 25 to 25.7. And normal body mass index is about 18 to 25, overweight is 25 to 30, and obesity above 30. Therefore your weight is fine for your height. Everything else really depends on your total health. The question to ask is what was your weight before these medications ...Read more

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I have a problem gaining weight on medications so is there anything else you can take for fibromyalgia other than Lyrica (pregabalin)? Thank you.

Yes there are: Unfortunately, weight gain is common with many of the oral medications used in the treatment of FBS. Medications in the same classes have differing degrees to which they contribute on an individual basis. Following is a list of different classes and examples of each: AED- Lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, Topamax. TCA-Doxepin, amitriptyline. SNRI-Cymbalta, venlafaxine. Topamax often causes weight loss. ...Read more

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Why does lyrica (pregabalin) cause weight gain?

Lyrica (pregabalin) and weight: Drowsiness, dry mouth, constipation, difficulty concentrating, swollen arms/legs, and weight gain are some common side effects. The weight gain mechanism is idiopathic and may occur related to dose and duration of exposure. Your doctor has prescribed Lyrica (pregabalin) because he/she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I have genetic G A D.I am on effexor 300 and Lyrica 200mg. Lyrica is causing weight so my Dr took me off Lyrica and increased effexor to 350mgis it ok?

I have genetic G A D.I am on effexor 300 and Lyrica 200mg. Lyrica is causing weight so my Dr took me off Lyrica and increased effexor to 350mgis it ok?

Replace Lyrica?: It might be worth considering replacing the Lyrica with something else and leaving the Effexor at a lower dose. It is generally considered more effective to use a combination of medications in lower doses than to pummel someone with a high dose of an individual medication. As well, the side effect potential is lower that way. ...Read more

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Can Horizant cause weight gain like lyrica (pregabalin)?

Yes: A potential side effect is weight gain. If this is concern regarding a current medication or prospective medication, please be sure to discuss with your provider. ...Read more

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Whst can I do for chronic pain lyrica (pregabalin) & weight gain?

Whst can I do for chronic pain lyrica (pregabalin) & weight gain?

See below: Lyrica (pregabalin) can cause weight gain. You may want to talk to your doctor about trying a different agent to treat your pain. ...Read more

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Can you have weight gain on a combination of avandia and lyrica (pregabalin)?

Can you have weight gain on a combination of avandia and lyrica (pregabalin)?

Yes it's possible: Unfortunately many meds can cause weight gain. Both Lyrica (pregabalin) and Avandia can cause weight gain. Check with your doctor to see if the dose can be reduced or adjusted and have alternatives be considered. ...Read more

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How much weight gain can Nortriptyline cause? Is it similar to Lyrica (pregabalin)?

How much weight gain can Nortriptyline cause? Is it similar to Lyrica (pregabalin)?

Variable.: Weight gain is a common, but not invariable side effect of nortirptyline. If one gets it, it is variable how far it goes. Both medicines can be helpful in pain and anxiety, and both can cause weight gain. But getting weight gain from one doesn't necessarily mean that you will get weight gain from the other. ...Read more

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