Have you taken any anti gas OTC remedys like Gas X or Beano? You may want to try, it usually breaks down the enzymes that the sugars (carbs) in your foods produce to stop the gas and bloating. I do like Beano because you take it before you eat so its kind of like a preventive measure.
I take Lyrica as well and Canyonbabe is right, it does have the risk of weight gain. My appetite has decreased dramatically in the past few months and I maybe eat half of what I used to however I have only lost 6 lbs which does not match with the decrease in food. Its a trade off though, I have peripheral neuropathy which is why I take the Lyrica and I would rather not have the pain even if it means that I am more susceptible to weight gain.
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Xanax XR 2mg, Miralax 17g, Supplements
Post Edited (dbab) : 4/4/2007 9:06:32 PM (GMT-6)