Pregabalin for benzo withdrawal

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Kind of harsh - not my business I guess. Wouldn't the starting dose be dependent on what you're on? I mean it somebody's doing a gram of IV heroin every 4 hours and goes on methadone, they're going to start on a pretty high dose of methadone I would think. Anyway, I think treating a percocet addiction with methadone was huge overkill to begin with. My advice would be to stick on the suboxone since that helped with the methadone withdrawals, then taper taper taper, and finally wean off of it.
Oxycontin.- While awaiting the scan results I was given oxycontin for pain relief, this seemed to do the trick for 2 weeks, 10mg 2x a day, then things hurt again so up the dose went 20mg 2x a day, then 40mg 2x a day, then 80mg 2x a day and up to 120mg 2x a day, recognise the scenereo anyone??..
Anyway I had already taperd of the night dose by cutting it and was on the half for the last 3 weeks (only for night dose) And before two days I have stopped the night dose fully. Having only morning dose .I Also having Tianeptine for depression and Pregabalin for pain (but not helping with pain.I think it will help for my Alpra withdrawal on 7mg-0-75mg).After skipping the night dose ai am having depression and pain .Is this normal?
I've been on Effexor now for six months after going to detox and rehab for a 13 year benzo withdrawal (Ativan) I have seen some improvements but the last month my severe anxiety and depression came back. My doctor upped my Effexor yesterday to150 and the anxiety and depression are soooooo bad today. How long until you saw a great improvement? I am in therapy and will continue. The pharmacist told me today an increase in anxiety and depression could last up to 2 weeks.
Withdrawal symptoms are similar to benzodiazepine withdrawal but the severity of the withdrawal depends on how much pregabalin has been taken and how long it has been taken. Pregabalin should be reduced gradually when finishing treatment.
I've received a great deal of pain relief from a non-opioid -- Lyrica (pregabalin) -- for those times when I've had acute pain from surgery or dental work on top of my chronic pain condition. It is very effective for neuropathic pain. Generally, you start the dose a day or two before the procedure, and take for however long as needed. To summarize -- ask your pain doc to prescribe for post-op. You may benefit in pain relief from rotating to an alternate opioid, for instance, morphine.
So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them? These doctors seem to forget their pharmacology training. They also forget to use their independent thinking and ability to look up information for themselves.
It is so awesome to feel normal again or as normal as we can get! Ha! I do wish you the Best! I also would hold the benzo for last..It will be very helpful during the detox..
Hi Tramadol Warriors, Many people have come here for many years, giving support and getting support. Because I still believe that Tramadol is unique in it's ... terror and torture of humans, this thread continues. The people who can understand what you are going thru are the people who have kicked it and there's people here who come back to lend a hand. You also will never need an understanding ear as much. You can do it. You can quit. You do not need to be a slave to Tramadol.
I know you say you don't want to lower your xanax dose but did you know that any benzo can cause memory problems, especially if taken at high doses for long term. I am weaning off a benzo right now. I am also going very slow to avoid withdrawals. Since I have gotten down to a lower dose, I can think clearer and my memory is getting a lot better.
I've had derealization for the last 7 years. Mine comes from a benzo withdrawal. In the beginning the dr was as bad as it gets. I was like a walking statue and when I was left by myself time would freeze and I would just stand there unable to even initiate thought. Unfortunately I was in one of the worst xanax withdrawals in the history of the drug so what thoughts did occur to me were completely psychotic and hideously deranged. I was frozen with no space or time.
I have had pretty much every test under the sun (HIV, MRIs, EMGs, EEGs, Sleep Studies, Western Blot, and the list goes on and on) and everything has come back normal except for 1 and I will go into that further down. Ok, so let's get on to my symptoms. At times I have this feeling of an inner tremor of sorts. It is real hard to explain to someone who hasn't felt it but I would correlate it to having an extreme feeling of a caffeine buzz.
I'm a 60 year old men, in excellent health, except for experiencing tremors during sleep that wake me up and have difficulty going back to sleep. As I start to fall sleep again, I feel these "rumbleling" (tremors) around my upper body. I immediately wake up again. These tremors last for about 10-15 seconds after I wake up. The first time I experienced this condition was exactly two years ago. It lasted for about four days and it simply went away.
I feel dizzy ALOT and I am afraid to be alone or go to a store, When I get in a store I get dizzy, hot and I can feel my heart racing in my chest. I too have had all the various workups for my health and am otherwise fine. I took xanax, and the first pill worked fine then after that they didn't work anymore Now i've started prozac and I feel even worse, everytime I stand up I get the feeling im going to black out. Hopefully this will go away soon.
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