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Hi, I've been on antidepressants on and off for about a decade, and never found one that really fits.
Anyway, after a particularly bad reaction to one of them (can't remember which now) I came off them completely for about 18 months, managing my symptoms with diazepam and counselling and psychology.
Those 18 months were so rough... Very up and down (mainly down).
After my psychology ended earlier this year and my counselling was reduced (get it through a charity and basically there isn't enough appointments to go round) I started feeling REALLY awful.
This has culminated on me being put on Pregabalin (lyrica) 100mg a day, I did this for 3 weeks and I didn't feel any better but no worse either so me and dr agreed to increase to 150mg a day.
I was fine for about a week, but the past 10 days, utterly exhausted. Like the kind of tiredness you get with a fever or something, when you feel physically like every action is exhausting. My IBS has gotten really bad too.
I just don't know what's going on?
I know 150mg of Pregabalin is a small dosage, I don't know if this exhaustion/IBS thing is even related to the increased dose, but I can't think of anything else.
If this is going to pass and I will start seeing some benefit from the Pregabalin I will put up with it, but so far no improvement on any levels, other that I'm sleeping round the clock having previously slept about 3/4 hours a night.
Thank you for reading.
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