Hello CW and welcome to the fibro board!
there are alot of nice folks on this board with lots of experience with this DD.
I dont take Lyrica but, I am sure it will get added to the list sooner or later! LOl
so I cant help you there... but I am sure someone will come along who might be able to help you out. (Bump! bump! to the top).
I am however very aware of some med's makeing you gain weight or the fibro ..humm its like what came first the chicken or the egg?? needless to say it is very hard to loose this weight once it is put on. I am in that boat..mine is around the middle..and for the life of me can not do sit ups have a bad back too.
I have purchase a new weight,(to keep up with added weight! not the lost weight)
A pair of 5 lbs ankle weights, and a thingy to wrap around your waist...have not had the energy to stick to it tho. so they are catching dust that is piling up as I type.
besides its almost nap time again!
As for antidepresants I have a basket full.
My doc has a triger finger on her wrighting hand as soon as she sees me coming she has her pen and pad out wrighting already new precription's for me.
when I tell her the med's she has given me to take are not working or giving me side effects she ups the dose and precribes me a slew of new meds to take.arrrrggggg = more side effects!! (to make matters worse we have a languge barrier)
going to the doc puts me in bed the rest of the day..very stressful ordeal.
so, right now I am taking Flexeril 10mg if I am hurting in my shoulders, neck,
really bad I take once in morning and once at night at bedtime. it does not stop the pain but, it makes it at least doable.
Propranolol 40 MG for BP and anxiety..this one for me makes me calm down..ie, less stressed out still stressed but not jumping out of skin stressed out feeling. I know it is helping with the BP because for some reason I can tell when it gets "up there" and with this med I can take it once a day at bedtime and usually do ok all the next day as long as I dont get upset.
then there is Trazodone 50 mg I take one at bedtime to help me get that restfull sleep..is it stage 3 or 4? anyway, these three meds once a day keep me somewhat sane and functional around the house..I can not promise anything out in public!
so, med's do for one person they might not do for another person. it is a trial and error thingy until you find what works for you. hang in there and hope to see more post by you..good luck ~take care