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anxiety, pregabalin and memory loss

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baba yaga

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Hi, I am taking Pregabalin for anxiety, and I have recently noticed that I have some short term memory loss, which I think is being caused by this. I have looked it up online, and some people are saying they experience this (alongside the usual denial that this could ever happen!), but I am wondering whether anyone else on the Forum has that experience.
 
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I take Pregabalin and have memory loss too, but I have always blamed it on the antipsychotics that I also take.
 
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It's difficult to know what causes which....I'm not taking antipsychotics but I am taking antidepressants. But I worry a bit about Pregabalin because it has become a "controlled" drug.
I am concerned generally about the way drugs can be promoted without recognition of some of the effects they have.
It has got better now than it was 30 or 40 years ago, when drug companies just lied about stuff (I was on benzos for years while being told they were not addictive....). But I still wonder whether I am being told the truth about what I am taking -- psychiatrists seem to just believe whatever the drug companies say.
 
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