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Anyone Tried Lyrica/ Pregabalin For Gad?

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This has been suggested as an alternative to Effexor for GAD - I've been on Effexor for most of the last 10 years and seem to be developing a tolerance. I've had to increase the dose and the sexual dysfunction has decreased relative to dose. I'm now on 150mg which used to sort it completely, but I'm back to feeling really low/ anxious in the mornings especially. My GP (general practitioner - I am in UK) doesn't know about it's use for GAD, only as an anticonvulsant. I might have to go to a specialist to get a meds review. I did try Mirtazipine with the Effexor but that didn't help at all. Any experiences/ advice appreciated. Thanks.

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I take Lyrica for GAD, I'm in the UK. I have been taking it for around 18mths. It does help with but it tends to lower my mood someday's. The side effects arn't to bad better than most of the other meds I have tried.

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I forgot to say it was given to me by a consultant, your GP my Biotch about the cost its 1 of the more expencive meds, I don't think they like to give it!

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I was given Lyrica for chronic pain (thought then to be fibromyalgia, any time they can't explain your pain, it must be fibromyalgia. Sorry, bad experience with pain doctors) and had HORRIBLE side effects...I was forced to go without it for 24 hours and I felt like I had been hit by a truck, could barely lift my eyelids, and my hands were so swollen it looked like I was wearing boxing gloves. Needless to say, I went off it as soon as I safely could. But everyone is different, I have heard many reports that it has been helpful. See? I'm on mirtazipine and I've had good luck with that....ya just never know!

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