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Join Date: Mar 2013
Mirtazapine and/or pregabalin
I am in one of those med quandaries. Had major anxiety crisis earlier this year and , for reasons which are too dull to put here, i ended up on mirtazapine 30 and pregabalin 20. my side effects were insane, hallucanagenic dreams, terrible muscle cramping, forgetfulness, clumsiness, intense feelings, depressive/suicidal thoughts. I also wanted to eat everything. Having said that my anxiety did eventually go and my mood lifted.However because i took them both at the same time i did not know which effects to attribute to which.
Recently ( after about 6 weeks of being) on the full dose the eating, 'living dead feeling' , cramps were worse and people at work were noticing i was not functioning properly- kept losing things, forgot how to do simple tasks etc. Therefore my doctor lowered mirtazapine to 15.
Three days later and I had flu symptoms, vomitting, shaking and suicidal thoughts- generally very vulnerable and unstable sensation..
I dont really know what is going on or what to do for the best. i know Mirtazapine withdrawal can be pretty bad, and if so i would prefer to get off it before i become too dependent . having said that it may be the pregabalin that is the issue---i have no idea. Gp, though means well, seems to treat me a bit like a chemistry set.
So in summary i wonder if anyone has had similar experience and can confirm what is doing what. And also offer some advice on what they feel would be best to do. x
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