About 18 months ago I was put on Lyrica (pregablin) for back and nerve related pain, now my pain consultant has gradually increased it to 600mg a day and since all this started I have put on weight (this is all a shock due to me having a svelte athletic figure for years lol true! ) ha ha , anyway I have steadily increased weight day by day, I drink lots of water cuts out carbs tried to keep busy although I can no longer do sport and I lost my ex manual job but on the whole I never try to sit down, anyway I don't eat sweet stuff, no carbs, mainly greens, little bread as I am coeliac and basically eat like a rabbit in a field. Now lately I have tried to cut out nice coffees too and that's hard as they are my only pleasure! Now my problem is every week I weigh myself as I want to lose weight (due to going on a cruise for my err big fifty age thingy) problem is it keeps going up! , in fact if I keep going up at this rate I will look like the Michelin blimp- and this isn't a good look for a five foot seven man! Is there anything anyone can suggest or been in a similar situation? I can not seem to lose anything at all on this drug my doctor only chuckles and says it's the Lyrica when I complain about this weight! I'm at a loss besides buying a chainsaw to get rid of it I don't know what I can do as I can't afford liposuction ha ha ........anyone help?
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