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Re: nuerontin vs lyrica Christ_empowered

Posted by jay2112 on November 15, 2020, at 13:26:12

In reply to Re: nuerontin vs lyrica, posted by Christ_empowered on November 12, 2020, at 10:23:02

> aside from the extra doses (if needed, more day long sedation), I don't see much difference. lyrica has been more popular in the UK and EU than in the US, at least for core psych indications (agitation, anxiety, co-treatment of depression and more severe disorders), and...
> -sigh- predictably, long term treatment can result in a definite discontinuation syndrome upon stopping. and predictably, -some- treatment providers have loaded people up, then rapidly tapered, leaving -some- people in states of extreme misery...
> and that's probably going to result in more restrictions, warnings, I'm guessing litigation, maybe (?) at some point in the not so distant future.
> i dunno. i"m prescribed a baby dose (max: 300mgs/daily) of gabapentin. i rarely take it. now, my psych person is eyeing me with suspicion for even having a prescription...
> and yet I get refills. ugh. Psychopharmacological Puritanism bothers me, even though I don't currently need the gabapentin (most days), much less anything that might actually --- gasp! --- prove the least bit "fun."
> blah.

I hear you. Yes, there is some tolerance that set's in, with both Lyrica and Neurontin. But that is the case with pretty much any med. Lyrica is especially helpful for my extreme agitation. (I am bipolar 2). Neurontin has run it's course with me. Benzo's do help, but tolerance quickly builds, and they can also cause severe depression.

But I could never quite understand the thinking behind just prescribing a powerful antidepressant without also rx'ing a solid mood stabilizer. Flooding the brain with powerful neurotransmitters without having something as a brake, is what I believe is a true 'chemical imbalance'.


I was brought up to believe..
Belief that's failed me now
As Life goes from bad to worse
No philosophy consoles me
In a clockwork universe..........
~Neil Peart (1952-2020)




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