Right. That's what my doctor said about the medication he put me on in November. I mentioned to him that I'd gained about 5 pounds, when I was in his office in January, and he said this medication will not make you gain weight . . . unless you are eating more to prevent or offset low-sugar episodes. Bingo!
This time last year, Wes and I lost weight using the Weight Watchers Points plan. We didn't join WW, just found out how many points we were allowed per day and kept track of them. I lost 10 pounds in about 2 months. Then I stalled out. Then I went on my summer feeding frenzy which resulted in my being prescribed medication again. But I didn't gain that weight back . . . until going back on said medication!
Now I have regained all 10 pounds that I lost last year. I'm also exercising regularly though, so I'm not getting fatter, just heavier. Some of that is muscle, but I seriously doubt it's 10 pounds' worth!
All that to say I think I'm going to be calling my doctor soon. My blood sugar levels are doing great, but I'm having to eat quite a few snacks a day, especially 2-3 hours after I take my medicine. Even so, I'm having lows. I'm going to keep track of them for a week (I've had low episodes every day this week), then call and see if I can half the dosage (I'm already on the lowest dose available for this medicine). Even if I can go off the medicine at some point, I'm right back where I started a year ago with my weight. Sigh. It's a never-ending balancing act.