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A 23-year-old male asked:

My gp is weaning me off benzos too fast, having extreme rebound anxiety. would lyrica (pregabalin) be good support option, and wellbutrin to reset gaba sensitivity?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
No: Lyrica (pregabalin) is sodium channel blocker. It is widely used for both paroxysmal and continuous neuropathic pain conditions such as postherpetic neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy as well as trigeminal neuralgia and atypical odontalgia. Lyrica (pregabalin) has also been prescribed as a prophylactic headache medication, but has no anxiolitic properties. Talk to your physician for medication adjustment.
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