Hi everyone. Hoping for a bit of advice and support.
I've been on pregabalin (1x200mg twice a day) for about 6 years for chronic neck pain. I've decided to come off it, because I was no longer finding it effective (must've become tolerant) and because I think it's caused me to put a lot of weight on. I'm also going to be thinking about starting a family in the next couple of years and so need to come down off a lot of meds for that too.
I've been coming down by 50mg a week, which i though would be an ok amount, but it's absolute hell. It's causing the neck pain to flare up into a massive migraines and is causing me lots of time of work (my attendance is already a concern) and just generally ruining my life at the moment. I have always had migraines like this caused by the neck pain, but usually only every couple of months or so. Since I started withdrawing, it's been a couple of days every week (usually i lower the dose on a Sunday, and the migraine is kicking in weds/thurs) Has anyone else experienced this? Or does anyone have any suggestions or advice? I feel like someone is stabbing me with a pickaxe at the base of my skull and behind my left eyebrow. Can't cope!