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Pregabalin

Also known as Alzain, Lyrica, Rewisca

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  • Coming off Pregabalin

    I was prescribed Pregabalin starting on 25mg twice a day. After seven days I went up to 50mg twice a day. After three days I decided it not agree with me. My consultant put me back on 25mg. I am now on my second day. As my dose has been relatively low how risky would it be to stop completely?

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  • Miss

    Does anybody know any solicitors for suing the NHS , I have been on the these 6 years and they have ruined my life?

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  • Can lyrica make me emotionless?

    My husband and I have noticed a decrease in my emotions. I haven't smiled in a week and I "stare off into space". I'm not like out of it or anything, just blah. My kids still make me smile though.

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  • Pregabilin

    Saw gp yesterday and he has upped my pregabilin too 300mg three times a day. Is this amount ok ?

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  • Pregabalin scare stories

    There appear to be numerous scare stories about the "dangers" of pregabalin/lyrica. as I've been prescribedv this drug fairly recently by my psychiatrist(I have GAD and mood disorders, plus ocd)I'm concerned.Is it true that I should be worried?

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  • Pregabalin Withdrawal Timescale and Symptoms

    I have been on 600mg Pregabalin for 2 years for muscle spasms in the back as a result of the muscles in the left lumbar region apparently distrophying.   I have been warned about hyperalgesia syndrome and have been trying to self withdraw from the drug.  300mg per day to start with and achieved...

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  • Pregabalin withdrawal

    I am gradually coming off Pregablin after being on 400mg per day for year. On my doctors advice I am taking three months to reduce it down to nil. Obviously the withdrawal symptoms have been horrific. However I am getting quite a lot of headaches and wonder if any other members on this forum have experienced...

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  • Rather a disappointment

    I've been taking pregabalin for about 10 weeks now, for GAd.I was initially on 75mg twice daily, then my psychiatrist upped them to 100mg twice daily.initially, they were great-I felt calmer than I'd done in years, but for the past 2-3 weeks my anxiety seems to be increasing.I'm very restless,...

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  • Lyrica vs Generic

    I was recently switch for Lyrica to a generic and it caused me some serious side effects that almost resulted in my death. The generic appeared to have amplified my sleep paralysis disorder. Today, I went back to Lyrica brand and within an hour, I am feeling much better so I am willing to pay double...

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  • Pregabalin

    Hi. I have been using Preg for 4 weeks now for neuro pain. Started at 25mg twice daily for a week then to 50mg for 3 weeks with some effect. Increased last nights dose to 75 with great effect. As well as taking most of the pain away it had a great calming effect. I woke this morning with the sorest...

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  • 1 month after stopping and still feeling terrible

    I took lyrica for 1 month. It was prescribed because of a nerve in my head that hurt, supposedly caused by cold wind. A little over half way through I started feeling nausea and I noticed small swelling under one of my eyes. I felt like the energy was sucked out of me. Also, towards the end I started...

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  • Pregabalin

    Hello i have been taking pregabalin for about 4 months i was on 100mg twice daily but have been on 200mg twice daily recently.it really helps my anxiety but have started to think i depend on it,when im close to running low on my perscription i start to panick that im going to run out,i dont know if this...

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  • no appetite and nausea all day

    Hi,im new to this forum,i havent been able to eat for two weeks with anxiety i have this on and off over the years and usually am into the gym and this keeps it at bay but this is going to kill me this time if i dont sort it.Will pregabalin help im at docs in morning.Any help please.

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  • GAD & Depression

    I've been diagnosed with GAD & Depression i lost my home & job and somewhere along the line GAD  started its brought me to my knees i find its crushing me and by far the hardest thing thats ever happened to me normal day 2 day life no longer exists things like shopping using public transport...

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  • Pregabalin withdrawal

    I've been taking Pregabalin 600mg for about 2 months now with no side affects at all. The pain I had (sciatica) was pretty chronic but Pregabalin has been a miracle for me.   But because of a set back about a month ago I have a back operation scheduled in about a week (mo problems with the op....

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  • long term lyrica side effects

    taking lyrica for around 3 years now, usually 75mg, but now 150mg.  I am concerned about long term side effects such as brain damage, long term, memory problems, the way this drug inhibits formation of synapses, with the main concern being dementia. I take it for nerve pain cause by spinal...

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  • Pregabalin withdrawal

    I have been taking 100mg at night and 100mg in the morning. I can honestly say that this medication was not for me but I’ve been told it addictive and hard to come off. Does anyone have any experience in withdrawal of pregabalin  . Chris 

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  • Pregabalin 2 months on it so far- Advice needed and my background

    Hi, Hoping for some help from experienced Pregabalin takers. I am a confident person and not someone who is depressed. I get very stressed easily, bit OCD but mainly I get so stressed about little things I lose focus, get blurry, can't focus at work etc. I do bite my nails alot, bite my finger, get...

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  • Numbness in Lip, Nose and Cheek

    For roughly two weeks now I have been experiencing numbness in my face. The numbness is only on my right side. My lip, tongue, cheek are effected and my tastebuds are essentially changed also. I have had a severe headache on and off since this all started. I have had two ct scans of the brain, mri of...

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  • Pregabalin for anxiety - does it work? side effects?

    21 yrs old - Diagnosed with GAD and panic attacks at 16 CBT, counselling, relaxation and mindfulnes, SSRIs + beta blockers have all been unhelpful Diazepam has so far been the only thing to help with my panic attacks Started 150mg daily (75mg x2/day) pregabalin / lyrica for GAD Please share...

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  • Swollen Hands and Throat

    I am taking 125 mg of Lyrica twice per day for stenosis in my left lower back and leg.  I have experienced a skin cracks in each of my fingers.  My hands do not seem swollen in appearance but could these cracks be a result of swelling.  Also, I have just notice that it is more difficult...

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  • Can I take pregablin with heart meds?

    I have just been prescribed pregablin 50mg for lower back pain possibly ciatica,(never been examined)This was after I had a heart attack and fitted with a stent 4 weeks ago,and had to come off Amitrityline as didnt mix with heart meds.I am horrified at the list of side effects and also it says not to...

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  • how do i ween off 75mg lyrica please

    hello ive only been on lyrica for 6 days now .Im finding the 75mg dose to strong 1 a day is what i am takeing.I was wondering if the capsule can be split in half so i take half of that per day .then was wondering how long does it take to ween off compleatly if i decide to come off compleatly off the...

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  • More Effective Medicine

    What is more effective for neuropathy Gabapentin or PreGabalin,ive been on Gabapentin for 2 years the dose is 3000mg per day,this knocks me side ways.Im looking to ask my GP to change to pregabalin as i wont need to take as many pills a day and hopefully wont be high as a kite.Thanks 

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  • taking pregabalin for anxiety

    Hi im new to forums..i suffer from depression and anxiety, ive tried numerous anti-depressants but only make my anxiety worse. I just wondered how many hours apart do you take your pregabalin, im on 100mg x 3, I feel I have withdrawal effects, heightened anxiety and very emotional after about 2 hours...

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  • withdrawal ....but on a low dose

    Hi All, I was given pregabalin by my doctor to help with my gad that ive had for as long as i can remember. I tolerated it well with no side effects at all but unfortunately i only had a reprieve from my anxiety for 2 days. I was only on...what i see now...a very low dose...50mg twice a day but my doctor...

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  • Coming off pregabalin

    I’ve been taking pregabalin 150mg since August last year it isn’t working so dr told me to come off it but gradually 25mg every 5 days I’ve got down to 50mg in a morning and 25 on a night and I’m in a lot of pain where I can’t cope with it I’m now thinking of upping my pregabalin or do I stick it out...

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  • Lyrica for anxiety 75mg twice a day

    Started on the above 10 days ago. First capsule i took i was asleep not long after, woke up feeling in a daze, doctor advised me to have one a day for few days. I have been taking two a day for 8 days. In this time, i have fell downstairs twice, developed a rash, past two days have had an intense pain...

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  • pregabalin side effects.

    I'm on my third day on preg And about half an hour after taking them I get such a woozy feeling. I'm also on mirtazapine for depression and tramadol for pain relief. Does anyone else get this feeling. ?

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  • Why do I feel weak when reducing Pregabalin?

    I am suffering from anxiety. Have been taking Pregabalin for 6 months. I am now on 250 mg a day and reducing by 25mg on a weekly basis. I suffer with anxiety first thing when I wake but i want to know why i feel so weak most of the time?

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  • Changed from Lyrica to Rewisca brand of Pregablin

    Hi, I have been taking Lyrica Pregablin for a year, slowly upping dosage from 25mg twice a day, to then 50mg twice daily. This is for the pain from Guillain Barre syndrome and Fibromyalgia. I have had no side effects and decent pain relief. But when I was put onto my 75mg twice daily, the Gp told me...

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  • Pregabalin and Codeine

    Hi there. I was just wondering if it was ok to take Pregabalin and Codeine together. I have been taking Codeine for about three years now and won't be able to stop cold turkey. I am about to take Pregabaln for the first time tonight and usually take two codeine before bed as well. I'm worried...

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