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Lyrica for anxiety

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Remeron side effect: On the one hand, on the other hand. Everything in life has its risks and its benefits. The main indication for prescribing Remeron is for treatment of... Read More

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It : It is imperative that you tell your psychiatrist that you have been self-medicating with lyrica. Lyrica (pregabaline) is an anticonvulsant drug which ... Read More
Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Never ok: It is never ok to self medicate. There are many factors that go into the choice of a drug used, as well as what dose to use. See a physician who can p... Read More
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Lyrica (pregabalin): If current does is helping you with your depression , it is imperative that you discuss that with your prescribing doctor.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Wrong med: xLyrica is a poor choice to treat anxiety.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Barrios
Child Psychiatry 23 years experience
Not: Indicated for anxiety. But beyond that even off label use is not done with it since the mechanism of action does not work with seratonin or norepineph... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not indicated: Lyrica (pregabalin) is not indicated to treat anxiety or depression. It is used to treat fibromyalgia, post herpetic neuralgia, neuropathic pain, diab... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Yes are: Lyrica (pregabalin) is not a good choice for anxiety and depression. It is used to treat fibromyalgia and neurologic pain.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Things you can do.: Don't expect medications to be the total answer. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
I agree: You erred if you reduced the dose so abruptly without your physicians or psychiatrist's instructions and supervision. Contact your prescribing physici... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeyad Morcos
Neurology 22 years experience
Not sure: As a neurologist, Lyrica (pregabalin) has no FDA indication for anxiety. I had seen it used for anxiety, but this is not my expertise.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes, anxiety: May occur with Lyrica (pregabalin) use but isn't a common side effect.

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