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Hello im new to this site and need some support please.

my community mental health team want me to reduce my pregabalin alot faster than I have been. I’ve been doing 0.5mg every few weeks . They said 25mg reduction and to completely miss out afternoon dose. So I be taking 25mg in mornjng and 75mg evening. I’m very scared by this.

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Dear @mazlou76

welcome to SA. You need to give us a lot more information to make your post understandable. Can you please create a drug signature 

How to List Drug History in Signature - Introductions and updates - Surviving Antidepressants


We recommend that you don't taper by more than 10% of your previous dose every 4 weeks. So if you are currently taking 125mg, you wouldn't be cutting by more than 12.5mg for your next cut. 


Here are some of our FAQs on tapering. Please read these topics carefully. 

Important topics in the Tapering forum and FAQ - Tapering - Surviving Antidepressants


If you are  new to withdrawal from psych drugs, I suggest that you watch this video. 



This is our guide on how to talk to your doctor


How to talk to a doctor about tapering and withdrawal? What to expect. - Tapering - Surviving Antidepressants

You can also show them this: https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/23454-print-out-leaflet-guidance-on-stopping-antidepressants-by-royal-college/





I am not a doctor and this should not be considered medical advice. You can use the information provided in whatever way you want and all decisions on your treatment are yours. 


If you would like to get a response from me directly please type @Onmyway some place in your message so I get notified of your post. I am not able to follow all of the threads all the time.


Aug  2000 - July 2003 (ct, 4-6 wk wd) , citalopram 20 mg,  xanax prn, wellbutrin for a few months, trazodone prn 

Dec 2004 - July 2018 citalopram 20 mg, xanax prn (rarely used)

Aug 2018 - citalopram 40 mg (self titrated up)

September 2018 - January 2019 tapered citalopram - 40/30/20/10/5 no issues until a week after reaching 0

Feb 2019 0.25 xanax - 0.5/day (3 weeks) over to klonopin 0.25 once a day to manage severe wd

March 6, reinstated citalopram 2.5 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 mg for sleep 2-3 times a week

Apr 1st citalopram 2.0 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 once a week, 

citalopram (liquid) 4/14/19 -1.8 mg, 5/8/19 - 1.6 mg,  7/27/19 -1.5 mg,  8/15/19 - 1.35, 2/21/21 - 1.1 (smaller drops in between), 6/20/21 - 1.03 mg, 8/7/21- 1.025, 8/11/21 - 1.02, 8/15/21 - 1.015, 9/3/21 - 0.925 (fingers crossed!), 10/8/21 - 0.9, 10/18/21 - 0.875, 12/31/21 - 0.85, 1/7/22 - 0.825, 1/14/22 - 0.8, 1/22/22 - 0.785


Supplements: magnesium citrate and bi-glycinate


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