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Pregabalin

i have been taking Pregabalin 50mg twice daily for a few months - it is not helping with neuropathy pain so I have decided to stop taking it. Has anyone done this (maybe cold turkey?) or is it better to wen off even with a low dose? Thanks

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Hi there. I was on 300mg twice daily. It didn’t work for me either so I just stopped. I’d speak to Gp or consultant because you need an alternative. I just stopped as I already had a strong painkiller anyway

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Thanks I find anything with codeine works well also been recommended that i try GABA supplement .....don't know what to do but definitely want to quit Pregabalin wasn't told before I started taking that it was addictive! these docs. have a lot to answer for!

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Hi foxglove, I'm on pregabilin 300 mill twice a day for my nerve pain but I tried gabberpentin before similar but pregabilin works for me everyone different. I had no withdrawal symptoms

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Thanks, I hope I can manage without withdrawal symptoms. Wasn't told before I started that drug was addictive and one of the "symptoms" I had when I increased to twice daily was a weird sort of trembling, of course i was convinced I had everything including MS and Parkinson's etc.

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Consider talking to your GP before withdrawal, there are ways of coming off medications over a given time

Your GP may also advise on other treatments

BOB

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Thanks for reply

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Hi foxglove , codeine is addictive you know I was on them for years but I got constipation doing went on s drug called kapake which is half codeine and paracetamol which was better do you know what is causing the pain

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Yes I know about codeine and addiction, I only take limited dose when ness. I don't have constipation problem - if anything the opposite! Thanks anyway for reply.

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Oh, goodness. Don't stop cold turkey whatever you do. I had been on Pregabalin for more than 10 years and started weaning myself off them in November under medical supervision. It has been a truly dreadful time with the most awful side effects. As you have not been taking them too long then you shouldn't have such a bad time like me but you do need to speak to your GP about it.

It seems to me you are on a very small dose (I was taking 600mg a day) so perhaps you need to increase the dose to get enough benefits. Having said that, if you can do without them all the better. Apparently, Gabapentin has less severe side effects with a similar effect of deadening the nerves.

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Advice appreciated but I am persevering with cold turkey - it's what suits my nature!. Even if we differ wish me well!

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Absolutely wish you well. We are all different. I remember coming of DF118s many years ago myself. I just couldn't function on them but the doc at the time kept increasing them. He's long retired now thank gawd.

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I have admitted defeat and gone back on pregabalin pain too much but even worse the lack of sleep. I feel a failure and will have to try (when weather gets warmer) to see dr. and get a plan

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Please don’t ever just stop taking any medication without consulting your doctor, it can have some several complications. You need to wean yourself off it slowly and even then you’ll probably experience some sort of withdrawal symptoms unfortunately but nothing like you would going cold turkey.

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While i fully take on board your help, I am an "all or nothing" sort and would rather brave out the withdrawal. I'm relieved only been on low dose for a short time so even if you see different fingers crossed for me (on third day of withdrawal) and only result I feel is i am a bit more alert!

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I was on pregabalin to help with arthritis pain together with 8 tramadol a day which I had been taking for 20 years. I had to stop pregabalin after a week as I was falling about and going dizzy, then tried nitryptiline and amitryptiline, same thing happened. Then tried CBD oil and Bingo, it did it. I am now only taking 2 tramadol A day first thing in the morning and practically free from pain the rest of the day. CBD Oil has done the trick for me. Urania

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Would you be kind enough to tell me which CBD oil you are using ? So many on offer ! I am desperate for pain relief. Thanks

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Yes I too am very interested to know which CBD oil you are using

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I purchase my oil from Oilconnection -online on ebay in Belfast. Trail down the list until you see a picture of 2 bottles green (mint ) £19.50. & £18.50 gold (natural).

The Ad is headed up -

Try Our 100% Genuine Organic Full Spectrum Plant Extract.

Dose 2/3 -

Drops 3 times a day. increasing gradually until you get the right dosage. After 10 weeks I am using 4/5 drops per dose. Works out 2.5 bottles per month.

If you click on description it gives you much more information on the product. One tip. Leave 2hours between taking oil and meds. I wouldn't want to be without it now it has helped me so much. Uramia

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Urania, how do you take the drops? Are there any side effects and are they unpleasant to take? Thanks in advance for the info

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