I Am 36 male almost 25yrs of suffering still not diagnosed but from the research that im doing and some help from doctors and from 25yrs experience of suffering 99% I have GAD i just started lyrica im taking 300mg per day im only on the 6th week im still very bad im feeling some light changes but still the same... do you think its still early to say if its working 100%? I really would like to be diagnosed once for ever so than i can do the necessary treatment for it is there any tests or something to be diagnosed for GAD? pls i really need help tnx...
MarlonM; IN many cases with LYRICA it can be between 6 and 8 weeks on some current studies. As far as a test for GAD there really is not special test they do it is up to the doctors to figure out. But be it GAD, social anxiety, Anxiety and on most are treated the same way with medication and at times therapy. But many do not respond without the medications which seem to be effective for a broad area of anxiety disorder. This is why you see so many people that have been told they have this or that they are treated with it's still the same medications they use for most. That are being treated for most anxiety disorders. When the meds do change for a select group of people with Bipolar and schizophrenia which are completely different and you and the doctors would have no dought if that was the problem.I would just say continue with what you are taking at least a few more weeks.
And if your not much better than talk to the doctor because if you have noticed it's a trial and error to find the medication that best controls your symptoms or even an increase in one your on or adding something to it to help.Many of us it takes more than one medication to control our symptoms. Best wishes my friend and feel free to post anytime lots of people here willing to share there experience.
MarionM; It is a good sign that you are getting some results give it more time if I were you. There are so many different medications they use for GAD it is hard to list.But if you do have problems reach me on this site and I well me very happy to give you some names But you have many options my friend. Trust me feel free on your profile to friend me so we don't loose touch I have been in your shoes. Thinking about it I have suffered with this junk for over 40 years so I so relate to your problems.They put all kinds of labels on me and it is not as much the label of what we have It is more getting it balanced for us.I feel half the time the doctor is guessing anyway.I well be more than happy to give you some names of medications but you want to cross one bridge at a time this is not easy just know there is light beyond the tunnel.And keep a positive outlook, a sence of humor life well not be full of this junk forever. Sorry I call all these anxiety problems junk.If i use that you well understand what im talking about.All my best.And keep in touch.
Marion I added you as a friend so you won't have a hard time finding me.And its still goog to know you can post on the board so you get several Ideas.But if your comfortable with me I well get an email saying you posted a question.So we have the option of private post or post to the board we have some fantastic people here that have all had one of many junk conditions try and stick with positive people the negative drags you down that is what happened with me years ago and I find it helps .Chuck1957 LIFE DOES GET BETTER TRUST ME. Keep an open mind.If i missed something let me know.Chuck.
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