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i missed a few doses of LYRICA and found no increase in pain Decided to slowly wean myself of med Down to one 100mg i evening I seem fine Remission? Don't want to be on med if I don't need it

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    Hi Zoey

    You call it Lyrica, are you in the USA?

    I would be very careful with the self weaning, this is a powerful drug I am on it though it is called Pregabalin in UK, I have had strict instructions that you need to get weaned of this very gradually, under GP instructions.

    Naturally, you don;t want to be on meds unless you have too, but I'd advice getting a withdrawal programme from a GP over time if you want to stop this drug.

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      Fifth week of weaning I understand the difficulty of weaning depends on how long you took medication I was taking 3 tab 100 mg daily for 1 year Going to GP this week Down to 1 tab daily

      Side effects of weaning Nausea

      I gained 20 pounds on this drug and can't sleep! Also, feel drugged, dont think clearly, no energy, just not myself

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    Lyrica (Pregabablin) is notoriously hard to wean off so well done for managing to take less. It is effective against pain but a study showed it works by affecting your brain synapses - and eventually destroys them, which really isn't good.

    Doctors are aware that it's difficult to wean off Lyrica but they don't seem to realise how difficult it can truly be or that it can take literally years. There is something called the titration method which you should be able to find in a search. There is also a huge support group called Lyrica Survivors on a well known site.

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