Re: Weight Gain On Pain Meds~
Alcohol will lay on the pounds faster than most anything else. That could easily account for at least some of the weight gain.
Even if you are not clinically depressed, you are feeling depressed with the loss of your dad, right? That can also affect metabolism and slow everything down, including your ability to burn fat calories.
Did you start any new drugs in the last few months? If you started any new meds that affect serotonin (antidepressants that are SSRIs, Ultram, methadone, Lyrica, Topamax, Cymbalta, etc), then this can also cause weight gain.