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marjou (@marjou)

Lyrica for Depression?

Depression & Anxiety | Last Active: Jul 8 8:26pm | Replies (9)

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Lyrica may not be a narcotic but it most certainly is addicting. I have been on it for over 10 years, before the commercials. I was on 600 mg a day. I tried to get off of it and thought I had the flu for a whole week. I took a Lyrica and all symptoms went away. I worked in a clinic and asked one of the nurses, and she said yep that's the withdrawal from Lyrica, we see it all the time. Crazy I know but any drug that your body gets used to then take it away, and your body reacts. Even sugar, caffeine, and many other things. Lyrica is one of the hardest drugs to come off of if you've taken it for a long time. It even put me in a better mood when I was down. I still take it but at a lower dose. I hope this helps someone.

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With most medications we experience symptoms when it’s discontinued, especially if taken for long periods of time. I tried Lyrica many years ago but had an allergic reaction. I was simply talking about narcotics, and Lyrica isn’t one. There is a difference between taking a narcotic and becoming addicted to it and non narcotic medications. We all become dependent on medications to help our conditions and symptoms. However addiction is when a person craves a drug, both psychologically and physically and will go to extreme lengths to get their drug of choice. Be it alcohol, heroin, pills, etc. I’m familiar with the kind of addiction that I spoke of in my comment. We become dependent on meditations like antidepressants, blood pressure medication, etc. however it’s simply not the same as an addiction to a narcotic. That’s not to say there are not difficulties stopping those medicines! There certainly can be. But our bodies and minds don’t crave those medicines once we get through the tapper and often harsh withdrawal periods. I hope I’ve helped make my comment easier to understand!