Lyrica weight loss after stopping

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I also heard that since the shelf life of Lyrica is 3 years that it could take that long to lose weight after I stop taking it, is that true? Does anyone have experience with stopping Lyrica and losing or not being able to lose weight? Also, does anyone have experience with the transition between Lyrica and Savella, how difficult is it and in your experience would you say it's worth it?
It should take about 2 months to get to that dosage but I'm getting kinda excited hearing about the benefit of weight loss especially since it was weight loss pills (metabolife and xenedrine) that caused me to find out that I was epileptic in the first place! The doctor told me that i might get tingling in my fingers and i might feel a little dopy but happy dopy he described it as, so I figure i can deal with that! If I start losing weight at a rapid pace i'll definitely post again!
This gets easier with weight loss so the met is helping me to get more active. I am concerned about firming my body up after the weight is gone, especially the stomach area. I do ab work and workout with light weights to help with this.
I also was on Lyrica for about several months. No noticeable weight gain, drowsiness should disappear after a few weeks however, be aware that it can cause confusion and memory loss. This is the main reason I stopped this mediaction. I began having trouble with simple things like the spelling of easy words and not being able to concentrate for long periods of time. If you notice these things talk to your doctor about taking a higher dose at night and less during the day.
Does anyone know how long it takes to lose the effexor weight after stopping. I work out every day and eat pretty well. Just tired of not losing. HELP!
LOL i never saw this thread before just now!! I started seeing a weight loss center here in erie 3 weeks ago today, and im 11 pounds down, with pretty much no exercise.. 48# to go!
Can anyone give me an idea of how long it usually takes for your metabolism to recalibrate after stopping Effexor and/or Lexapro? I've gained significant weight while on these drugs (despite an intense exercise program and careful diet). My nutritionist and MD told me that the drugs likely altered my metabolism, but no one can tell me how long it will take to correct that. Most frustrating, I've noticed that since I stopped taking both, my weight gain has accelerated.
I will talk to my doctor about the weight gain. I have always gained weight easily - but I figured that after surgery it might be easier for me to lose weight. Ha! I haven't seen a doctor since about 2 weeks after surgery. I had no idea that I would be having problems this long afterward. I figured a couple of months and I would be back as good as new. I am a strong person and hardly ever get sick. I live in the country and work hard outside, i.e.
Ambein is addictive just like Benzos, and if your Husbands been on it for 8 years, then tapered down to 5mgs, now just quit, he is probably going through some sort of withdraw. Did his memory loss come after he was taken off of it? or did it start happening while he was still taking it? How long has his memory been going for? Has it been gradually decreasing or did it just "go"?
Prior to the stent I had been extremely athletic. Even after coronary ischemic attacks which began just before the angioplasty, I passed stress test with flying colors. After the blockage was discovered thanks to a persistent PCP, and the stent inserted, I had chest pain afterwards. Was re-catheterized, all the major arteries were given a clean bill of health, but was placed on a beta blocker.
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I just realized that not pigging out and monitoring my portions has helped with the weight loss. I can not comment on the bleeding that J is having or the breast tenderness of the other 10 yr user because i am still on it. But i am sure when i do go off it (this year) i may be back!! I am taking astaxanthin for my allergies but i know that it also helps with inflamation...maybe it would help 10 yr user girl's sore breasts?!
I had my fusion (C4-C6) with a plate and six screws done in March 2007 and was so impressed that I was feeling so much better for about two months after my surgery. No more headaches!!!! I was so happy. Then about eight weeks after my surgery I began my physical therapy – twice a week for six weeks at $50 a pop. I felt horrible, so I stopped, I felt horrible. I bought a new mattress and several new pillows, I felt horrible every single morning.
I have no insurance now, so its just a waiting game. I am going to have to wait 2 weeks this time before I test again. Can't afford a test until after payday.
1 It is not known whether these medications are safe to take for more than a few weeks. Weight generally is regained after stopping medication. The best weight-loss medication program will also incorporate a weight-loss diet and exercise.
I am having a hard time stopping and I know I need to . I have taken this for a long time. First, I was prescribed this med and then I found other ways to get it. Knowbody knows I take it as much as I do. Anyone....have some advice?
if you read up on it most people start haveing hair loss after a couple of months . are you sure it was the topamax after only 2 weeks ,thats realy scary !i read in another post of yours that you are still haveing hair loss .is that still going on ?Im wondering what im up against because this med does help with the headaches so much .thank you and good luck.
I would see how you do on an anti-seizure med instead. Lyrica works very well but causes some weight gain. Neurontin is very effective as well and has less of a weight gain issue- very little side effects. I am on Topamax, which actually has the opposite effect (weight loss), but has side effects, so you have to increase slowly on it. I would try to see if your doctor would prescribe Neurontin for you. It works rather well. See what you think.
I can't say for sure if the weight gain is from the Lyrica or one of the other meds I'm on but I have to try something. So this is day 1 with no Lyrica. I didn't sleep last night..was up until 3 am,*****. I was able to run for about 20 min today-could have done more but I also have a cold and a fever so did not want to overdue it but I would like to be able to sleep tonight. Let me know if anyone else has been down this road and how it worked out for them.
DONT KNOW HOW MUCH MORE I CAN TAKE OF ALL THIS ********. I CANT DO ANYTHING ANYMORE. IVE GAINED SO MUCH WEIGHT THAT I LOOK LIKE THE MICHELIN TIRE MAN OR HUMPTY DUMPTY AND IM ASHAMED OF MYSELF. I DONT SIT AND EAT AND EAT IT IS WHERE I CANT GET UP AND EXERCISE AND I HAVE TRIED AND TRIED... BUT WHEN I DO .. I GO DOWN FOR DAYS AND CANT MOVE AND THE PAIN IS SO BAD I CANT HARDLY TOLERATE IT AND THATS EVEN TAKING A HIGH DOSE OF PAIN MEDICATION.......ITS AWFUL.
I lost a ton of weight after stopping the Fentanyl too, but then I started on Lyrica and the weight has increased with each dose increase...it increases the he!! outta your appetite! I'm steady now, so hopefully that will help... Everybody: Some of us here happen to be night-owls...either because we just are, or because we're sufferin' from insomnia or somethin' else.... People who don't get as much sleep tend to be heavier...
Caffeine can precipitate headaches. I encourage patients to try stopping caffeine altogether for a few weeks, and we can decide together whether or not caffeine might be contributing. Abruptly stopping all caffeine can trigger headaches, too, so try to taper off over a week. 6. NutraSweet (aspartame) can cause headaches in some people. If you are drinking multiple servings/day of beverages containing NutraSweet you might consider trying to stop that, and see if your headaches respond. 7.
It brought down these lab results to the normal range, but then this weight loss started. The gastroenterologist ordered the IgA related tests as a starting point along with sedimentation rate and C-Reactive Protein, and several vitamin levels. She said that if the Celiac related tests were positive, I would need an endoscopy to see "how much damage there is in the small intestine." I'm not really wanting to go through that procedure.
I tried Lyrica, but gained too much weight, but other than that it helped a great deal. Probably the best of any of them. But I have type2 diabetes, so couldn't deal with the weight gain. There are things out there to help, sometimes have to just keep trying. A lot of times the dr will have samples to try, until you find the right drug for you. I don't know what state you're in but medical marijhana (spelling wrong I know, in fog at moment) also helps some people tremendously.
the only time i ever weighed more than 123 was if i was pregnant.@ 123 that was soon after haveing my 4th child. my normal weight from around the age 13 untill 29 was between 103-113 @5foot4. good luck!!
I've read many articles about the benefits of green tea for weight loss; I tried it for a while, but wasn't "faithful", so can't say whether it "would have helped" or not. If it helps you, it doesn't really matter if it's a "mind over matter" or not -- it's benefiting you and green tea is good for you because of the antioxidants, etc. I'd feel like I'd done a great thing if I could drop 5 pounds in a week, so do whatever works for you, so long as it's healthy.
Then was switched to Lyrica which seems to be more agreeable for me...One concern some have raised about the Lyrica which I ran across over in the Pain Management Forum is that for a few of those folks, the Lyrica had a bad habit of making them gain weight..Thats not a problem for me though. I have room for a few more lbs.. I do believe the Gabapentin, or Neurontin does help with wd's.
Did any of these make me gain weight? Who know? I never lost weight by stopping any drug. It was never any more difficult to lose on or off. I have had a non functioning thyroid gland for most of my life so losing weight has always been difficult. ;-) Sorry, can't blame the drugs...just my own hand to mouth routine. Certainly 25-50mg of Amytrip at night should not be a problem. Never had a problem waking up if required by family member or the cat. Cheers.
But seriously after the lortab/vicoprofen SHORT 1 month addiction. It was easy to get off, after the withdrawals.. I never had cravings or anything. I did have the pain that I had before and that is why I went to the neurologist... I do plan on quitting soon but I want to cut back slowly... It was a GOOD idea in my opinion to order online because I ran out and cold turkey is dangerous... What else could I do???? SO I ordered online.
Usually just taking steps to avoid the compression is enough - a neurologist or doctor should be able to tell which nerve is affected and what measures you could take to avoid compression - positioning, splints etc. Rapid weight loss can put a person at risk for nerve compression, as there is less 'padding' around the peripheral nerves and some of them are near the surface. Also make sure there is no clothing around the arm that could compress a nerve.
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