Epleptin Problems


Hi there. I have been diagnosed with degeneration in L5,6,7 discs. I gave been put on 100mg epileptic 3 times a day and 120mg arcoxia(1 week only). I am retaining a lot of water and gaining weight. I am desperately trying to lose weight anyway to help my back. What could be causing it and what could I take instead? Are lyrica and epkeptin the same side effects?

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Hello, Lisa! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problems that you're having.

The Epileptin can cause weight gain as a side effect and water retention, but the water retention is not very common. However, the Arcoxia can also cause fluid retention, as listed by the FDA.

Other possible side effects may include nausea, dizziness, increased risk of bleeding and stomach irritation.

Yes, Lyrica is in the same class of medications, so it carries the risk of causing the same side effects. But there is a chance it may work better for you than the Epleptin, the only way to find out is by trying it.

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