I would like to know how many Gabapentin (brand name Neurontin in U.S.) users have experienced significant weight gain. I have been on it for a relatively short period of time -- supposedly to help with pain and difficulty sleeping. I feel as though I could audition for the role of balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. My eating habits have not changed and my options for exercise are limited. I don't feel I should have to work to eliminate the side effects of a medication that is providing minimal to 0 benefits anyway. This is not an excuse for weight gain. I have significant pitted edema. My physician has not been receptive to my requests to be taken off this medication.
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