I've been on Gilenya for a few years and have experienced weight gain - especially in the stomach and hips. I increased expercise and decreased calorie intake to no avail. Has anyone else experienced similar side effects?
Weight gain is not one of the typical adverse events associated with gilenya. I, too have been taking it for a few years and have gained weight in those areas. I just assumed it was menopause. I would be interseted to hear what you find out.
I will post if I learn anything.
According to my neurologist, the chemical process by which Gilenya works would not cause weight gain.
Hmm, if it isn't associated with Gilyena then I'm wondering if all of a sudden it is. I too have started gaining weight in my stomach and thighs. I was taking Gilyena every other day and was fine. As soon as I started taking it every day here comes the beer belly. Exercise, situps, lower calories is not helping either. I am going to a nutritionist shortly because now because of extra weight I am feeling very sluggish. I continued to do some more research and came across this MS Site about Gilyena and weight gain. Seems we are all not crazy. :o)