Withdrawal Venting Thread v1

So 75mg off my dosage of Pregabalin (Lyrica)

Started the drop last Wednesday and now only today do I feel better

Due to drop another 75mg Thursday this week (Yay)

Why do they always sell the benefits of a med and never tell you the dark-side that comes when you want to taper

Anyone else going through med changes atm?

I have been so light headed I can’t move my head too fast. Got out of bed Sunday too fast and I collapsed on the floor. It made me feel so sick


I’m sorry you are having a rough time. That’s a tough one I found out from a friend of mine. I’m going through a meds change, an increase. But it seems to be doing what it’s meant to do so I can’t complain. I hope you feel better.

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I am glad what you’re taking is working well

My goal is to only be on my AP and nothing else.

Have a long way to go

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That’s a good goal. I wish you good luck.

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Thanks @Leaf

Since my old psychiatrist retired I have been given 3x more dx’s and was on 8 meds instead of 2

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I’m sorry you are going through this. I’m supposed to try new meds in December when I’m on break… kind of scared to. Cus I feel ok with the ones I.m on… but one or two of them are affecting my eyesight


It’s horrible that the treatments do these kinda things to people.

What they need to try and focus on is meds that don’t have bags of side effects…

My nan has meds for physical complaints, and half of what she takes is to counter side effects as well

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Yeah exactly… then the one’s that counter side effects have their own side effects.

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That sounds rather brutal. Can you wean down by smaller increments?

Please take care when tapering. Try to do it in small doses and at long intervals.

I am not sure. When going up it was in 75mg doses each time

This is what I am going down by as they’re capsules and I can’t cut them in half or anything.

I am due to drop the next 75mg on Thursday after a few days break

Feel a little better today, but will be another rough weekend this week I think

Just wish mental health would actually get me to talk to the pdoc

State mental health here in the UK I fear has taken a hit with Covid backlog. They don’t seem to have time now

I was going down by 37.5 mg at a time, and then waiting 4 to 6 weeks for it to stabilize at the new level. I’m pretty cautious with psych meds

I used to go cold turkey, so in my head what I am doing is a compromise

It took me 8 months to go from 30mg of Diazepam a day to 5mg - and I still take 5mg…

Coming off this and fast is not negotiable I don’t think

Hoping the pdoc can give me something to help get through this

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My doctor do share side effects of medicine if she gives me a new one but withdrawal are often left out and even then the side effects aren’t properly lay out, just copy and paste from the pharma companies

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Best of luck man, just go easy with yourself for a while. Psych meds can really f*** with your head

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Thanks :slight_smile:

I will try my best

Only 4 weeks into new job so gotta watch it

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I weaned of 600 mg lyrica cold turkey, it was brutal and i don’t recommend it. I think the withdrawals took one and a half months. It was a really strange period.

Good luck with your withdrawal. I think lyrica is overrated.

Six days ago I stopped using opium, cold turkey (i am very impatient, i hate to taper down, i rather take the pain quick and get it over). Awful withdrawals.

Later, at the rehab clinic, they instantly gave me suboxone for my withdrawals. Right now the doctor says there is a battle between opium and suboxone in my brain and I can expect a chaotic week and oh my, she is right.

I’m going through the strangest period of my life. I’m very confused.

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By the way - it one of the most marketed drugs at all. I hate the mix between marketing and heavy drugs like Lyrica.

From wiki

“Since 2008, Pfizer has engaged in extensive direct-to-consumer advertising campaigns to promote its branded product Lyrica for fibromyalgia and diabetic nerve pain indications. In January 2016, the company spent a record amount, $24.6 million for a single drug on TV ads, reaching global revenues of $14 billion, more than half in the United States.[105]