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Old 06-21-2006, 02:34 PM   #1  
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Default Neurontin or Klonopin and weight gain?

Has anyone ever experience weight gain or at least had a harder time losing on either of those meds?
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Old 06-21-2006, 05:45 PM   #2  
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I gained about 30 pounds in 3 months when I was on Neurontin. I am still trying to lose the weight. I have been trying to lose the weight for about 4 months now.
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:07 PM   #3  
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Hi there! Well that is a loaded question! I was addicted to Klonopin for 10 years and gained about 130 lbs. during that time period. I can't say that it was 100% the Klonopin because a lot of other stuff was going on in my life too - but I remember in the early stages of taking the drug, I wouldn't eat during the day and then I would binge at night - totally ravenous.

Singer Stevie Nicks reports similar addiction/weight gain on Klonopin.

I did try Neurontin briefly but I don't remember any weight-related changes. I just remember that I didn't like it at all.

Good luck to you. Klonopin and other benzodiazepines are highly addictive so I would steer clear if I were you. I lost 10 years of my life to a Klonopin-induced fog...
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I've taken Klonopin off and on for years and never had any problems, of any kind.
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