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Hi!! I've had 6 back surgeries in the past three years. My life has not been the same since. I went to the Dr for extreme leg pain and that's when My condition started - when I was put on Lyrica. It put 20 pounds on me in a week. Stopped taking it right away. I was referred to a specialist And then sent to the pain clinic. After my first surgery and recovery I looked 5 months pregnant... It was awful!!! (Let me also say this .. I take pride in my body.. I've worked hard to get into and stay in shape. I lost 60 pounds 22 years ago and I've kept it off till that Lyrica week!!!) so I did not sit and eat while recovering. And I got high blood pressure after my first surgery.
I have seen numerous doctors and had numerous test .., all come back good. I can't get relief ... I've tried so many things... It hurts so much.., I always feel like a balloon is in my upper abdomen and it's like it's getting blown up and ready to pop. One doctor said it was probably all the anesthesia and that it took 6 months or more to get rid of and it made you gain weight.. That was a new one on me. My last surgery was in April of this year. I take align and Zantac everyday!!! I'm not allowed to do any exercise but walking and pool exercise... Which I do 4-6 times a week. It's hard because it's hard to breath sometimes.and it's just so painfull. This all makes me so depressed ... I cry a lot .. I just want to feel a sense of release from this...I hope someone reads this and has been though this and can shed light of this for me!!! I'm too young for this!!!! (41) :-)
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