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Has anyone taken pregabalim for anxiety. I think it's making my anxiety worse, can anyone relate to this please?
 
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I am presently taking pregabalin for my anxiety conditions, may I ask, judging f rom the sound of things before I can give advice/support what sort of dose are you on at the moment?
 
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I am presently taking pregabalin for my anxiety conditions, may I ask, judging f rom the sound of things before I can give advice/support what sort of dose are you on at the moment?
75mg twice a day
 
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Yea I'm on 600mg 200mg x 3 times a day,
It used to help I'm not so sure now because I'm on so many different medication
 
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HI Ragdoll what are houses,

well, 75mg, is a low dose, I am on a low dose, twice a day too. If you feel, that 75mg might not be helping as much, I would either book in for your GP, or get back through to the CMHT, if you are under a mental health team for you, explain that you don't feel it's helping, at that dose, they might be able to assess you again, and increase the dose up.
 
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HI Ragdoll what are houses,

well, 75mg, is a low dose, I am on a low dose, twice a day too. If you feel, that 75mg might not be helping as much, I would either book in for your GP, or get back through to the CMHT, if you are under a mental health team for you, explain that you don't feel it's helping, at that dose, they might be able to assess you again, and increase the dose up.
I agree with Natalie
 
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HI Ragdoll what are houses,

well, 75mg, is a low dose, I am on a low dose, twice a day too. If you feel, that 75mg might not be helping as much, I would either book in for your GP, or get back through to the CMHT, if you are under a mental health team for you, explain that you don't feel it's helping, at that dose, they might be able to assess you again, and increase the dose up.
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I tried pregabalin for anxiety a while back. I started on 50mg...no side effect which was amazing and after 2 weeks my anxiety was 70% better than it has been in the last 40 years. Unfortunately, the effects only lasted 2 days and I was back to being anxious again. I tried upping them but it didn't help. Then I had the awful job of trying to get off of them, I've never known pills so difficult to come off of like this before. I think everyone has different reactions to medication, give it a while and see if they work for you.
 
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I tried pregabalin for anxiety a while back. I started on 50mg...no side effect which was amazing and after 2 weeks my anxiety was 70% better than it has been in the last 40 years. Unfortunately, the effects only lasted 2 days and I was back to being anxious again. I tried upping them but it didn't help. Then I had the awful job of trying to get off of them, I've never known pills so difficult to come off of like this before. I think everyone has different reactions to medication, give it a while and see if they work for you.
I have been on them for a few months but feel I must stop taking them as I feel worse. I am dreading the withdrawal effects but I suppose it's best to do it gradularly. Thanks for your help
 
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I have been on them for a few months but feel I must stop taking them as I feel worse. I am dreading the withdrawal effects but I suppose it's best to do it gradually. Thanks for your help
Don't worry too much about the withdrawal symptoms, not everybody gets them. The problem is is that the lowest capsule they do is 25mg and i and a lot of people find it hard to go from 25mg to nothing. I joined a facebook group that show me how to reduce the last 25mg easier with Water titration. You may be fine but if you find it hard its worth thinking about trying this
 
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Hi, All,

I also take 50ml, twice a day officially, now for me, and I suffer with terrible anxiety before being prescribed pregabalin, I swear happily by it. Helps me calmer for when going out volunteering and travel to and from volunteering, and shopping, and going out for meals.

Depending on the level of doseage, now it will take time for the positive effects to swing in to effect. 75ml is slightly a higher dose than 50ml, I should have thought, that even at 75ml, you would start to feel a bit better. I would take 75ml twice a day continously, stick with it, and also like I say, do get an appointment, or a referral, back to the cmht, and they can reasses you and possibly increase the doseage, up. Slightly. I wouldn't contemplate withdrawing from Pregablin, and this is, a addictive medication, so as the expression for most things in life, goes, once start, difficult to then stop, so I would persevere with Pregabalin, as much as possible.

Also, a GP, or cmht are the best people to re diagnose and point you forward in the right direction.


I do hope that you'll recover from your anxieties now, in the near future.


Keep posting updates as and when!


Take care now.
 
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Don't worry too much about the withdrawal symptoms, not everybody gets them. The problem is is that the lowest capsule they do is 25mg and i and a lot of people find it hard to go from 25mg to nothing. I joined a facebook group that show me how to reduce the last 25mg easier with Water titration. You may be fine but if you find it hard its worth thinking about trying this
At the moment I am taking 75mg nightime and morning. I will start by taking just 50mg in the morning and 75mg at night. I usually get side effects and withdrawal effects as I am very sensitive to meds. Only got to look at a tablet and will get some nasty side effect from it lol !
 
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Hi, All,

I also take 50ml, twice a day officially, now for me, and I suffer with terrible anxiety before being prescribed pregabalin, I swear happily by it. Helps me calmer for when going out volunteering and travel to and from volunteering, and shopping, and going out for meals.

Depending on the level of doseage, now it will take time for the positive effects to swing in to effect. 75ml is slightly a higher dose than 50ml, I should have thought, that even at 75ml, you would start to feel a bit better. I would take 75ml twice a day continously, stick with it, and also like I say, do get an appointment, or a referral, back to the cmht, and they can reasses you and possibly increase the doseage, up. Slightly. I wouldn't contemplate withdrawing from Pregablin, and this is, a addictive medication, so as the expression for most things in life, goes, once start, difficult to then stop, so I would persevere with Pregabalin, as much as possible.

Also, a GP, or cmht are the best people to re diagnose and point you forward in the right direction.


I do hope that you'll recover from your anxieties now, in the near future.


Keep posting updates as and when
 
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Hi, All,

I also take 50ml, twice a day officially, now for me, and I suffer with terrible anxiety before being prescribed pregabalin, I swear happily by it. Helps me calmer for when going out volunteering and travel to and from volunteering, and shopping, and going out for meals.

Depending on the level of doseage, now it will take time for the positive effects to swing in to effect. 75ml is slightly a higher dose than 50ml, I should have thought, that even at 75ml, you would start to feel a bit better. I would take 75ml twice a day continously, stick with it, and also like I say, do get an appointment, or a referral, back to the cmht, and they can reasses you and possibly increase the doseage, up. Slightly. I wouldn't contemplate withdrawing from Pregablin, and this is, a addictive medication, so as the expression for most things in life, goes, once start, difficult to then stop, so I would persevere with Pregabalin, as much as possible.

Also, a GP, or cmht are the best people to re diagnose and point you forward in the right direction.


I do hope that you'll recover from your anxieties now, in the near future.


Keep posting updates as and when!


Take care now.
Don't think I can continue with it causing so many bad effects. I must see how it goes by reducing it to start with. Thanks for your good advice x
 
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Hi, All,

I also take 50ml, twice a day officially, now for me, and I suffer with terrible anxiety before being prescribed pregabalin, I swear happily by it. Helps me calmer for when going out volunteering and travel to and from volunteering, and shopping, and going out for meals.

Depending on the level of doseage, now it will take time for the positive effects to swing in to effect. 75ml is slightly a higher dose than 50ml, I should have thought, that even at 75ml, you would start to feel a bit better. I would take 75ml twice a day continously, stick with it, and also like I say, do get an appointment, or a referral, back to the cmht, and they can reasses you and possibly increase the doseage, up. Slightly. I wouldn't contemplate withdrawing from Pregablin, and this is, a addictive medication, so as the expression for most things in life, goes, once start, difficult to then stop, so I would persevere with Pregabalin, as much as possible.

Also, a GP, or cmht are the best people to re diagnose and point you forward in the right direction.


I do hope that you'll recover from your anxieties now, in the near future.


Keep posting updates as and when!


Take care now.
I will try reducing and see how it goes on a lower dose. Thanks for helping x
 
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Only got to look at a tablet and will get some nasty side effect from it lol !
me too... I read about the side effects and get all the symptoms before I've swallowed the pill!!!
I didn't expect the withdrawal symptoms though...It's easy if you do it right. im sure you will be fine
 
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A word of caution; I wouldn't mess about with changing doses, not without medical supervision, by that I mean, GP or CMHT.


I would report to them what you are planning to do, so that they can then monitor, and see you'll get on with the reduction of the dose, please, don't try to change doses, not without medical supervision for that.


Your welcome.
 
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A word of caution; I wouldn't mess about with changing doses, not without medical supervision, by that I mean, GP or CMHT.


I would report to them what you are planning to do, so that they can then monitor, and see you'll get on with the reduction of the dose, please, don't try to change doses, not without medical supervision for that.


Your welcome.
You are right you should consult your GP about your plans to reduce your dose. Unfortunately, my GP and many other GPS are only just realising how difficult it is for some people to come off of pregabalin. I was told to reduce to 25mg then stop. The last 25mg to nothing was something i found really difficult and my GP has since apologised to me and realises that for some people... not everybody though ...can find its difficult to do.