Why does Lyrica cause anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts in some people? I was first put on Neurontin, which sent me into this black hole of depression, then they put me on Lyrica and I still was severely depressed. Now I'm taking antidepressants together with the Lyrica and it seems to help. Does Lyrica deplete one of serotonin or is it something else playing a role here? Thank you.
12 Sep 2012
Yes, Lyrica can cause anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts, if you where to experience any of these possible side effects seek medical attention immediately.
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12 Sep 2012
Hello Oldriska. Its your own chemical disposition, the manner that it interacts with the drug. Not unusual. A example is Zoloft. Not know as a drug when taken will put weight on a person. But say a token few do put weight on. Its then recorded as a side effect, and listed as such. Most all the psychiatric drugs carry the side effects you mentioned. Regards pledge
12 Sep 2012
Hi Oldriska, when I started neurontin I had the depression side effect, but the pain relief was so great I thought I'd give it the old college try. After one month the depression and anxiety were gone.
Now I take it for the pain relief with no depression, it works great for me.
It just depends upon a person's individual chemistry like kaismama has said.
Neither deplete serotonin, not that I've found, and I googled this several times, attempting to find an answer for you.
Good luck in finding a pain medication that works for you.
19 Feb 2013
I am currently withdrawaling from lyrica. I have been walking around aimlessly for hours by myself in the middle of the night. I have thought about killing myself several times and I am just so depressed. i have this feeling in my stomach like anxiety but it never goes away. i feel insane and dont know what to do. I had no idea that these were side effects of the drug. Im glad i know that now. I have always been a very depressed person and ive never felt this way before. I cant sleep, im constantly sweating and freezing. When will this stop? please i need to know . i need help
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