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Old 03-24-2007, 07:44 AM   #1
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Weight gain with Gabapentin?

Is it me or am I gaining weight since I started using Gabapentin? I've been using it for close to a month and I've gained 7 pounds with my usual schedule. Has this happened to anyone else?

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Old 03-24-2007, 09:28 PM   #2
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Re: Weight gain with Gabapentin?

No it's not your imagination nor your fault. Its the medication. It packs on the pounds.
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:24 PM   #3
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Re: Weight gain with Gabapentin?

Yup. I put on 15 lbs. on 1200 calories a day. Not fun, but neither is pain. I stopped gaining after the 15. I'm off it now and I've already lost 8, though I'm still eating responsibly. Annoying, huh?

Old 03-25-2007, 02:47 PM   #4
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Re: Weight gain with Gabapentin?

Thanks for responses, I thought I was loosing my mind.

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