Okay, I "think" I did it! What did I do you ask?
I have been weaning off my Lyrica. I had been taking 225mg twice a day for 15 months. Withdrawal was kicking my but for 2 weeks straight. But, now I havent taken any in 3 days! And I feel okay, so I've managed to wean off of it!
I have already noticed a difference. My sleep has been weird. I have been SUPER sleepy, but I wake up once or twice every night. With Lyrica I could sleep through the night. I also felt rested, but now I dont. So, it has negatively affected my sleep.
It has also affected my attitude. I think I've been more "aware" or "happier" so to speak. I have been doing things, like playing basketball outside(its nice here right now), I took my neice to the park...etc.
I have noticed slightly more pain, knees, neck, back, etc.... But, its not completely unbearable.
Thats what I've noticed so far... but I'm proud of myself for being able to handle the withdrawal and not giving up! There were times when I really wanted to take a dose early or just forget it and stay on, but Im glad I made the choice to get off.
Either way, I have gotten positive and negative results.... Anyways, I just wanted to share that news!
Lyrica(15 months,but working on get out right now) and Paxil(about 6+- months)
Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks-currently in therapy
"Cracks in the concrete are just reminders that you fall apart
no matter how strong you are"
"Sometimes it is best to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve"
"Im going to
smile like nothing is wrong, talk like everything is perfect, act like its all a dream, and pretend its not hurting me."