I have had fibro for at least 25 years and never had a problem with weight gain until I went on Lexapro for the pain. I gained 22 pounds in 8 months and have been off the drug since October...still cannot get it off. Maybe it's the fibro drugs we take ...I don't know. SSRI's/SNRI's are notorious for weight gain. Also, from what I understand, Fibromites have low seratonin levels and crave comfort food for the 'boost'. I know I do. How to get if off? Wish I knew!
Chocolate...I have been know to get in the car at midnight and drive to a gas station for a Hershey's Dark Chocolate candy bar!