I lost 4 and half stone over 2 years ago and have managed to keep it off and keep my weight steady for those 2 years. Then this year I’ve had to give in to taking PREGABALIN for my MS and seizures. I’m trying everything but my weight has crept up by 8lb over the last year, 3 of them in one week as I had to increase my meds. I know low carb is a good therapeutic treatment for my conditions but it’s not enough on its own and I need the drugs. But mentally I’m falling apart with the increase. It was another seizure that made my neuro suggest this as he was concerned about how a fall might be very bad as I get older. But it’s always about 5 - 6 years between seizures.
Up until I found low carb diet I yo-yo’d for years by up to 6 stone and this set back feels impossible to overcome. I just don’t know how to cope mentally or how to change this increase physically. Any advice is very welcome? Has anyone had the same type of thing happen. My GP just doesn’t get the way the weight gain affects me mentally as he sees it as “well the meds make you hungrier so it’s up to you to control your appetite”. But I know that’s not true as my diet has been the same for 4 years now but he still makes me feel guilty. I’ve checked for carb creep and I’ve cut out a meal so just 2 meals a day now but it’s not helping yet. Anyone had similar happen.