Last reply 3 years ago
Gabapentin and weight gain

Hi all ☺

Has anyone who’s taking gabapentin noticed any weight gain? I’ve been taking it since Feb (2000mg a day) and have put on close to 1.5st. Ok, I’ve been rather down and not really been careful about what I eat but not to that extent!

I’m not entirely sure it is doing anything for my symptoms either so really wondering whether to stay on it but what else is there for suppressing symptoms? Tried pregablin and amitriptlyne and we did not get on!

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3 years ago

it is know for weight gain annoyingly 🙁

3 years ago

I’ve put on a lot of weight since going on Gabapentin, but I also had three courses of high dose steroids because of relapse so that probably contributed. I feel for you on this one I am struggling with it a lot and not sure what to do about it! I have asked my GP for a referral for Exercise which is apparently something GPs should be able to do so I can get some proper exercise advise from the local sports centre.

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