avui, no demà
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: de luz, temecula, ca / llançà, catalunya, esp
i'd been prescribed doses varying from 75mg to 600mg/day as an adjunct and as a monotherapy. for the vast majority of the time on the drug i was taking 150mg/day.
it was an excellent anxiolytic, but it had a host of side effects that were undesirable - extreme generalized edema, constipation, urinary hesitation, diplopia, amnesia, depression, altered endocrine functioning, greatly impaired cognitive functioning, etc., etc., etc.
when i tapered off of it i went through the most hellish experience EVER. worst experience of my life and i was still trying to pull myself out of the hole this med left me in some eight months later.
edit: after some ten months of protracted withdrawal, i have recovered. i hate pregabalin with a passion even though i had to be placed back on it because it seems to be the only medication - and i've tried a whole lot - that works in controlling my anxiety. oddly, though, this time around, i am not suffering from any of the side effects listed above save for depression, which may or may not be related, and i'm taking a higher dose. the paradox of all paradoxes.
status: in remission
dx: treatment-refractory variants of panic disorder with agoraphobia and generalized anxiety disorder
rx: 900mg/pregabalin, 4mg/clonazepam, 120mg/duloxetine