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pregabalin (Lyrica) Feeling really spaced out!

DiagnosisBipolar2

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Anyone else have any experience of this drug? It is a drug that treats epilepsy but I have been prescribed it for anxiety.

I took a 50mg tablet this morning and I feel as drunk as a Lord! (possibly not good for a recovering alcoholic as I can see me getting addicted to this feeling).
 
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pregabalin

i was on this drug for a few months,for gad, and yes i felt drunk aswell. it was quite nice. unfortunately it increased my appetite in the evening, and i started to binge
during the night. i came off the drug as i gained a lot of weight and became diabetic. i hope you have a better experience than i did.
 
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Oh dear the gaining weight bit sounds pants:( Having diabetes to cope with on top of everything else sounds terrible.

I have a feeling I wont be taking it for long!
 
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pregabalin

you may be alright on it, its worth a go. as long as you are aware of possibly eating more, lots of mh drugs increase your appetite. maybe you could exercise more.
 
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Thanks dolores, I will indeed watch what I eat; I go to the gym anyway and dont currently have a weight problem however I will keep my eye on things.

Thanks for your replies:)
 
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