Question on Meds
I found out I had Fibromyalgia a year ago, but I have had symtoms for years. I recently started some Medication. The meds I was given first time was Gabapentin 100mg 3x daily because the Dr said start out with low dose, I took for 3 months and noticed nothing so now I have been taken same meds just 300mg 3x daily for a month now and noticed nothing. My Rheumatologist wants me to try this med first and work with my PCP to figure out what works best. I heard from Doctor that some meds put weight on, that scares me. I know everyone is different but just wanted to know what has worked for you and how long does it take to notice the difference. Thanks
Gabapentin did not help me either. I am on Lyrica (pregabalin- generic) but it does have the potential of adding weight. Maybe you could try Celebrex. This is good for pain but also helps with depression if needed. I tried but am anaphylactic to NSAIDS.
best of luck!
Referral: NOV/16 Info Sess: DEC/16 OptiFAST: 3wks started May 17/17 OR: RNY June 7/17
HW:278 SW:252 1stGW:220 2ndGW:200 3rdGW:170 GW:150
Weight Management Clinic - Ottawa
Unfortunately, so many meds out there have claimed to either cause weight gain/ loss and countless other side effects. I cannot take NSAIDS due to having the sleeve in 2015. Gabapentin didn't help me either and now I am on Lyrica but unfortunately, in the US there is no generic expected until sometime in 2018 :( The cost alone is over 340 and that is hurting as much as the fibro flare-ups! I wish you much luck!