Fibromyalgia weight gain

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Avatar f tn I usually find in hypothyroidism information that it causes weight gain. I have always had the opposite problem of not being able to gain weight. Except for the past couple years my weight has been where it should be and stays pretty constant. Can you have hypothyroidism if you don't have a weight gain problem?
1399618 tn?1286469531 He is on meds' for his back issues' oxy's and endocet however this doesn't seem to touch the pain area in his joints other than his back. He has had severe weight gain, tingling in fingers', hands etc. Often complains of headache. The pain killers' hes' on just dont' work on all of these points I have listed. He could sleep 24/7 if you let him. He will sit at the pc and fall asleep. Could it be that some nerve is again relevant to his pain or are these actual signs' of fibromyalgia.
735919 tn?1236448149 I took Lyrica for my fibro although it really helped with the pain, I had excessive weight gain and my hands and feet swelled. That doesnt happen to everyone.. you might go online there are several companies that will help you pay for your meds.
Avatar f tn neck, shoulders, upper back, lower back, hips, chest, breast bone (especially to the sides of it), left arm, abdomen Muscles are tender when I touch them, especially arms and thighs Hypoglycemia Weight Gain I've had heart tests, stomach tests, blood tests. Nothing shows up. I'm getting very frustrated and discouraged! Does this sound like it could be fibromyalgia? My only "tender spots" that react for me are my elbows, hips and inner knees (not as painful as hips and elbows).
Avatar n tn Lyrica, the first FDA-approved drug to treat fibromyalgia, has been associated with severe allergic reactions that can cause angioedema — swelling of the throat, head, and neck, resulting in airway compromise. Furthermore, Lyrica can promote weight gain, sleepiness, dry mouth, and brain fog. Finally all seizure medications, including Lyrica, can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. When you look at the adverse effects of Lyrica, I think it should be used as a last resort.
358486 tn?1294779988 Lyrica does help some, but beware of the weight gain it can cause if you're not careful. I also have degenerative disc disease, degenerative osteoarthritis, and type 2 diabetes. Making my body an all-inclusive ache. Find a good rheumatologist who specialises in fibro. Your may need a neurologist to help with your diagnosis. During what are called "flares" it can also cause "fog" affecting your thinking. One good thing, is it is not a degenerative disease....
Avatar n tn DOCTOR SAYS I SHOULD BE LOSING WEIGHT , I DON'T EAT ALOT THAT WOULD EXPLAIN SO MUCH WEIGHT GAIN, LAST DR APPT, THYROID TEST SHOWS I WAS TAKING TO MUCH SYNTHROID, DOCTOR KEPT ME ON SAME DOSE SO I COULD MAYBE LOSE WEIGHT, BUT HAVEN'T KEEP GAINING. I CAN'T TELL MUCH OF A DIFFEERENCE IN HOW I FEEL, I AM STILL EXTREMELY TIRED AFTER WORK.
769745 tn?1345750012 Fibromyalgia Symptoms Widespread Pain Morning Stiffness Fatigue Vision Problems Nausea Sleep Disorders Urinary and Pelvic Problems Weight Gain Dizziness Chronic Headaches Cold Symptoms Temperomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndromes "Fibrofog": Cognitive or Memory Impairment Skin Complaints Chest Symptoms Anxiety Depression Dysmenorrhea Aggravating Factors Myofascial Pain Syndrome Muscle Twitches and Weakness Memory Loss: Is it Real?
Avatar f tn I am a 31 year old women who has also been of a slim frame. I have recently been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia which is a chronic pain through my joints. I am trying many herbal remedies and have been to see a Kinesiologist who has really helped me as it took approx 5 years to diagnoise me. I thought I was going insane as I was told over and over again nothing was showing up in my blood!. Eventually I was diagnoised which is great because now I know what I am dealing with.
Avatar m tn Lyrica, the first FDA-approved drug to treat fibromyalgia, has been associated with severe allergic reactions that can cause angioedema — swelling of the throat, head, and neck, resulting in airway compromise. Furthermore, Lyrica can promote weight gain, sleepiness, dry mouth, and brain fog. Finally all seizure medications, including Lyrica, can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. When you look at the adverse effects of Lyrica, I think it should be used as a last resort.
Avatar f tn I have heard Topamax will help curb this weight gain and help with overall weight loss. Is this true? Do you have any relavent info for me?
Avatar n tn So it is possible for some1 to lose 70 pounds if they have fibromyalgia i have heard ppl that gain weight not lose it like i do,,,,when im in pain everyday i cant eat..ss i keep asking questions when this all happened i was in a size 14 now a size 3..i was sent all my test from a year ago they said everything is normal...
Avatar f tn At night, you could even try putting a pillow under your legs to elevate them. The weight gain might be fluid retention--water weighs an awful lot, and it's really hard to put on fat fast enough to cause super rapid weight gain. It could also be that your medication is too low. An endocrinologist would definitely be a good doctor to see.
Avatar n tn I thought all my weight gain worries were over and now when I did research I found out that hypers can also gain weight. Of course, I am one of those that are damned if you do and damned if you don't. Just shoot me now, lol. By the way, now I'm on a mission to have my meds perfect so I don't gain weight, good luck to me right? Sorry to ramble on.......the moral to this story is that not everyone goes by the book so that means that we all need something different.
Avatar n tn I just read your comments about weight gain while taking Wellbutrin. I've been on it for a few years now for anxiety/panic problems. I take 200 mg once a day, which I'm told is a relatively low dose. My psych told me that people lose weight while on Wellbutrin. NOT ME! I've gained 50 pounds and I don't seem to be able to take it off even with diet and exercise. I started thinking it was just me. I'm sorry you've had the same experience but I'm glad to know I'm not alone.
Avatar n tn I had a hyster in 05. Same situation as all of you. I have gained 23lbs after working at Weight Watchers and losing 52lbs in 03. I have started researching weight gain and hysterectomies just yesterday. I am a Christian, believer in JC.
Avatar n tn we all are having the same problems and the catch 22 of weight gain which leads to depession which leads to weight gain etcl Any experts out there with a natural solution to losing weight with no pills. I would love to hear from someone!!
1257808 tn?1322765815 Thyroid does have a huge affect on your metabolism rate and thus your weight. Too high and you can loose weight, too low and you'll gain weight. Thyroid is also associated with mood including depression and anxiety. Some people can get off of or have no need to take anti-depressants or anti anxiety medicine simply by getting their Thyroid levels balanced correctly. However there are other hormones in your body as well. They all have to be in proper balance and that can be tricky.
675329 tn?1297291978 i called my dr back and said put me back on the gabapentin as i can tolerate it. i am concerned though about the weight gain.
Avatar f tn All they do it cause weight gain and give your emotions a flatline. I'm so open to any encouragement from anyone that has found anything new to help with this awful disease!!!
Avatar m tn The key really is finding which side effects are the best to deal with. It's really an individual thing. I couldn't handle the weight gain, tiredness and bloating that I felt while on Lyrica, although it helped me immensely with pain. Lyrica is an anti-seizure medication too. I switched to Topamax because it didn't cause weight gain and my insurance finally covered it and I was very curious about it.
Avatar f tn My back and neck hurts 24/7...The only other thing I can think of is the weight gain of 50 pounds in the last 3 years. That I blame on menapause and the lack of energy to exercise like I used to??? I take melatonin and Benadryl to sleep at night, and even with that I wake up around 3AM to take more Motrin. (Motrin works better then Aspiren, Tylenol, Aleve, etc) I can't think of any other problems. I'm truly NOT a wimp.
4074293 tn?1351900293 I tried it and found myself mentally slow, unable to focus and write college papers and potential weight gain, so I stopped Lyrica after a month or longer. Some folks say it helps with fibro. I am not one of those. Best wishes.
458379 tn?1206281707 I suppose if we are left without much good medical help, our condition worsens. There're medication that will make you gain weight, besides hormonal problems. I try to do strethcing whenever my physical conditon allows. Some days, the fatigue is sooo bad, I can barely move and will myself to stretch. In general, I do find stretching help ease up the pains. Some doctors though, suggests that FMS, ME/CFS tend to have abnormal cortisol and thyroid hormones..... Kit.
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5682570 tn?1372290919 Do you experience weight gain , fatigue, itchiness (already established), muscle cramping, joint pain? Have you ever been tested for Hypothyroid? (also linked often to iron deficiencies.) Have you been having G/I and digestive issues? All of the above may be interconnected, but with the limited information I have and without a clinical examination, this would be my best guess. Here is the FMS-Itchiness connection from my perspective.