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annkd

Neuropathic pain

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I picked up something that Jeannie brought up regarding the medication Lyrica. I am not on it but I am on Neurontin for my neuropathic pain. As Jeannie stated, she gained a lot of weight and it didn't do so much for her pain, so went off it. I have gained way too much weight and I attribute it to some of my meds and lack of exercise (not overeating). I would love to know if I went off it (with my doctors advice, of course) would I lose some of the weight? My neuropathic pain is still a problem and I wonder if it is making much of a difference being on the neurontin. A curious mind wants to know! :thank-you: :thank-you: -Ann

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The weight did come off :emoticons-yes:, but nowhere near as fast as it went on! I think it took me about 4 months to lose it, but they'd started me on prednisone, so I'm sure that slowed things up.


Jeannie McClelland

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Hello Annkd

 

I also have neuropathic pain, I get it in my feet and ankles and I take amitriptyline for it. Although it is an anti depressant it is also used for nerve type pain. Maybe you should talk to your doctor about trying something else if the Neurontin isn't really working for you and is causing unwanted side effects?

 

I hope you get it sorted soon!

 

Take care.


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