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Wed, Jul 3 9:51am · Anxiety and Depression in Depression & Anxiety

@smilie: You have travelled the journey from 12 to 60 years successfully, despite your illness. That should encourage you. That means you can travel further. Please see your doctor and begin treatment right away. Our good wishes are with you.

Tue, Jul 2 6:44am · Anxiety and Depression in Depression & Anxiety

@lisa: Many thanks for your concern. Things are OK with pregabalin. My anxiety has come under control and sleep is OK. Let's see how long it stays like this. Thanks again for asking. Regards.

Wed, Jun 19 11:30am · Anxiety and Depression in Depression & Anxiety

Thanks, Becky, for your support. Actually, I began pregabalin 150 mg from Feb. 2018 and not Dec. 2018. Sorry for the mistake. In Dec. 2018 I suffered a recurrence of anxiety, due to which my doctor increased the dosage by 75 mg at that time. After about 6 months, in June 2019, I again experienced anxiety. To control it, my doctor has again increased the dosage by 75 mg, and the anxiety again seems to be coming under control. So you will note that the increase in the dosage has been gradual. But my question is how long can the dosage be increased? Not indefinitely. Maybe till 600 mg/day? What after that? So my hope is that my anxiety comes under control within the maximum dosage. Thanks.

Tue, Jun 18 10:06am · Anxiety and Depression in Depression & Anxiety

@smilie. I admire your tenacity and spirit. I can feel your pain because I have myself been through it, including thinking of the "S" word. I, too, am fighting, not knowing if I will win. All the best to you.

Tue, Jun 18 9:32am · Anxiety and Depression in Depression & Anxiety

Thanks, Lisa, for your very helpful remarks. Greatly appreciated. I will now wait to see if anyone has any advice for me regarding pregabalin.

Sun, Jun 16 1:46am · Anxiety and Depression in Depression & Anxiety

I am a 63-year-old male. I have been suffering from severe anxiety and depression for more than 25 years. During the course of my illness, I have seen many doctors and taken many medications. I am currently on three antidepressants and two anti-anxiety drugs, Clonazepam, and pregabalin. I began pregabalin in December 2018 with a dosage of 150 mg. It controlled my anxiety immediately and brought my life back to normal. But after about 10 months, the anxiety returned. My doctor increased the dosage by 75 mg, which again helped to normalise my life. But after about 6 months the anxiety returned, though less intense than last time. This happened about 10 days ago. The doctor has again increased the dosage of pregabalin by 75 mg, which seems to be helping. My question to anyone who has taken pregabalin is: Could I expect the dosage of pregabalin to stabilize at some level in the future, or will pregabalin keep losing its effectiveness with time, as has happened so far? Would greatly appreciate any advice in this regard. Thanks.

Thu, Feb 7 10:43am · Morning Anxiety in Depression & Anxiety

@manno: Sorry to learn that you have been through some rough times. Anyway, good that a psychiatrist has seen you and prescribed another medication, and that you are already feeling much better. Take it easy in the coming days. I will pray for you. God bless you.

Wed, Feb 6 7:23am · Tapering off clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril) in Depression & Anxiety

@mmussak: I am not sure if taking the article to your new doctor will help…doctors usually don't like to be told what to do. Some of them might even take offence at being shown literature. Gentle persuasion might work better, including the withdrawal effects that you are experiencing. Good luck.