Doctor prescribed me Pregabalin for anxiety

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Been to my docs today and it wasnt my usual doctor,he has prescribed me pregabalin to go with the sertraline 100 ive been on for over 4 months anxiety still high been on 100 for 5 weeks now after 3 months on 50.Also take mirtazapine 15mg at night.Any idea about pregabalin as im unsure about it and dont think my usual doctor would have prescribed it.

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    Strange that they didn't recommend moving up to 150 Sertraline as opposed to adding a 3rd medication. Maybe ask your normal GP for a phone appointment to ask the question before you take it? It's normally easier to get than a F2F appointment and you don't have to leave work etc. It might be just that you need 150. I didn't get better originally until i hit 150 and was fine for 16 years before relapse.

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      Anxiety becoming unbearable after increasing to 100 for last 5 weeks,this doctor didnt bat an eyelid told him anxiety getting worse.So he said ill give something for anxiety so i just went with it,my uncle takes it and said dont.He been a drug abuser for almost 40 years.But googled reviews and a few bad ones but mostly good reviews wipes anxiety out in a lot of cases.Just dont know what to do

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    My friend is on Pregab and is doing fine.

    I was put on it and I had Banging Head Aches and had to stop after 3 weeks. Thats when he gave me Venlafaxine which seems to suit me.

    I guess it's finding whats best for each individual.

    Good Luck

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      Thanks might give it a try got nothin to lose how ive been feeling over the past god knows

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    Hi Lee,

    I would go back to your GP and insist on being referred to a psychiatrist.

    Pregabalin is powerful stuff and not to be taken lightly.

    I think it is ok for GPs to prescribe one basic SSRI at a standard dose but for more unusual medications or combinations of medications it is reckless for your GP not to refer you to a psychiatrist.

    GPs usually have prescribing guidelines for antidepressants which you can find online for your NHS area. They usually something like... start with x (SSRI), if that doesn't work try y (another SSRI), if that doesn't work try z (maybe an SNRI) and if that doesnt work refer to psychiatrist.

    Every time you add another medication to your treatment plan you also add more side effects. It is usual to try several drugs ok their own before adding anotber drug. Adding a third drug is very rare.

    Let us know how you get on


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    Hi Lee.

    Either book app with a different Dr at yr practice.

    or ask if they have a decicated Mental Health Practicianer at the Health Centre or ask to see

    Had Progab for 3 weeks felt like my head was going to explode very bad Head Aches. I had to sign for it at chemist . Google it and see what it says.

    But my friend takes it with Citlapram don't know if its every day or only when needed, shes doing OK

    Im on Venlafaxine and seem to suit me.

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