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Ahmed: Lyrica tapering

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Ahmed

Im ahmed i live in UAE, i have been stuck with  lyrica for more than a year and took high doses up to 900mg a day with short intervals. Now i am trying to control on 600 max a day sometimes i weaken and take 750 or 900 yet rarely. I have felt WD symptoms when i tried cold turkey and when strong reduction from 900 to 300. Its not nice..i believe it created some anxiety for me. Anyways i read most reviews and the tapering seems good and i want to stop it eventually. Thing is in uae we the doses 300 150 and 75mgs only and no liquid solution. The tapering method i read says 10%..can i get help wit this one? And i would like understand i am.not an epileptic patient yet i worry if i might have a seizure while stopping this..does tht happen. I took this medication for a long time but not consistently until the past year and few months. Id like someone to comfort me with this cause my anxiety triggers mostly about the buzzing sensations, fainting, seizure, some weakness, but not regularly. I have good days and some bad days. Thank you for reading

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Hello Ahmed and welcome to Surviving antidepressants!

 

The way we get 10 % decreases is by making our own solution (just put the drug in water).

 

It is all explained here:

 

 

A careful taper of 10 % every 4 weeks will protect you from withdrawal symptoms. I haven't heard of people coming off of Lyrica having seizures unless maybe cold turkeying from a high dose.

 

Let us know if you have more questions. It is doable.

 

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ChessieCat

Hi Ahmed and welcome from me too.

 

Are you taking any other drugs?

 

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