Lyrica weight loss after stopping

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Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar n tn 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.
680499 tn?1233854908 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.
Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar n tn I was alot younger then (6-7 yrs ago) and plan on trying it again to help me quit smoking, help with mood/depression, and hopefully weight loss. After many trips to my dr I would also like to add that taking many medications can also have negative side effects on your kidneys. After years of different medications I found out one of my kidneys is noticably smaller than the other in which my nephroligist believes to be from being on many different meds over the years.
975514 tn?1325001538 DnnTrry- I switched from Lyrica to Topamax completely mostly because of the weight gain and cost. Lyrica and Topamax are both anti-seizure meds and do not have any major interactions, but I understand your apprehension. Also, side effects from Topamax are most crippling usually when you increase too fast. I hope your doctor didn't place you on 50mg right off the bat??? That dosage is sure to give you some discomfort.
Avatar n tn i was noticing more and more hair loss, and just a little weight loss. I called my pharmacist who said that hair loss isn't really common with topamax and should go away in a few weeks when my body get used to it. i just couldnt lose anymore, i had extremely thick hair and now i can see my scalp which i hate. i use nioxin which helps grow hair (shampoo, conditioner, scalp treatment, and follicle booster) and just continued to lose it.
Avatar f tn I have only been on lyrica for a month an after reading about it and it not helping alot of people i want to stop taking it. I am only taking 25mg three times a day. Have i been on it long enough to have side effects when i stop taking it and do i need to gradually come off it. Any help would be helpful.
620923 tn?1452919248 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!
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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"?
Avatar n tn Here is the continuation of surfnsand247's original Tingling after Swine Flu Vaccine.
Avatar n tn 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?!
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn i have a little boy so i know what you are talkin about i get the streching feeling in my abs and in my scar I hope every thing works out for you
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar f tn Zoloft was origially marketed as a weight loss drug. I lost weight on both because they made me nervous and upset my STOMACH. SSRI's are like statins in that everyone cannot take them...........Unless you are suicidal, I'd have my DR. titrate me off all SSRIs, then go have my thyroid checked. just a thought.
Avatar f tn When I first brought this to my Drs (Gastrointerologist) attention after stopping 4 months ago he did all the tests I asked for and all was good. Ultrasound, CT of liver and blood work. But now, 4 months later I feel all these symptoms that I did not have then except for some stomach pain. He doesn't think necessary to repeat even though I am NOW symptomatic. He does not think my liver could be damaged from one month of very heavy drinking.
Avatar f tn 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.
284078 tn?1282620298 If you are on Topamax or considering taking it, please be aware that it can cause acute myopia, choroidal effusions, acute angle closure glaucoma and severe vision loss. There is absolutely no way to predict who will get this side effect and it can occur even at very low doses. If you are already taking Topamax and you notice any early signs of vision loss or eye pain please see an ophthalmologist immediately.
Avatar n tn 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.
1626306 tn?1302487106 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.
Avatar f tn I needed to see a specialist to get pregnant (im the more severe type of pcos, i have nearly EVERYTHING) clomid didn't work, clomid and metformin didnt work (metformin helps with the insulin resistancy), had to go to ivf, we got pregnant twice but m/c both of them, I worked on my weight abit more after the 2nd m/c had previously lost 30kg before the first baby, then lost another 10 before the 2nd and was taking a break while we got married (which lost another 5kg, so 45 all up) and ended up fa
Avatar m tn 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 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...
394017 tn?1255018132 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.