I have been having A LOT of headaches in the past year. I have had an MRI and apparently I was told "You can now tell everyone that yes, you have a brain and yes, it IS normal". At least that is what the doc said. He put me on nortriptyline, an anti-depressant (did not work), Callan, a calcium channel blocker for blood pressure (did not work) and now I am on Neurontin and it is not working. After taking these meds, I have gained 25 lbs. I have been dieting, lifting weights and biking but I am not getting nor keeping the weight off. I am told that if this don't work, I will go on Topamax, an anti-seizure med that will make me gain. Six months ago, I was 5'10" and 200 lbs of muscle. Now I am 225 of muscle with a belly. Which I don't like at all. I have gone up a full pant size. How can I take meds whose side effects include weight gain and still lose weight and keep it off? I am taking in 1500 calories daily with little carb and fat. Mostly oatmeal, turkey and chicken breast, vegetables and salads. I don't like fish. I rarely eat beef or pork even though I like them very much. I love sweets but eat very little. Anyone experience this?