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I was on Lyrica for about 3 months. I never gained a pound, however there is someone on this board who did gain quite a bit from it. The reason I stopped taking it was because it made me VERY tired. I have a 2 and 3 yr old, and I would find myself nodding off to sleep on the couch in the middle of the day! Not good at all. I also didn't feel it was really helping my pain.

I am now on Neurontin. I have been taking this for about 3 months now. It doesn't make me all that drowsy during the day, but it knocks me out at night (which is a good thing for me, as I always had trouble sleeping). I have read about weight gain from this drug as well, but I haven't had an issue with that. I think it is helping a tad with the pain, but I am still on vicodin 2-3x per day. When I went off the Lyrica my pain levels were HORRIBLE all day long. So even though I am still in a good amount of pain, I think it is helping.

Good luck and I hope the Lyrica works for you. If not, then there are quite a few similar medications can doctor can try.