Reply To: Weight gain on Amitriptyline & Lyrica


I guess the Lyrica is contributing to the pounds I have gained recently. I’m on a low dose so maybe that’s why it’s taken a while for this side effect to creep up. Another side effect that seems to have crept up on me is constipation – I’ve gone from taking Lactulose to Movicol sachets. It must be making my metabolism & GI tract very sluggish. I have taken Lyrica before but only for a few weeks so maybe that wasn’t long enough to acquire too many side effects. The pros of taking it definitely outweigh the cons so it’s plenty of fruit/veg & cut down on the biscuits/cakes.