Hi. I suffered a major bout of depression about 3 years ago. After many drugs the best combination was lyrica and an antidepressant. Worked well. Early this year I stopped the antidepressant but stayed on the lyrica for the anxiety. Since then I've felt emotionally numb. I don't know if it's depression happening again slowly or if it's being caused by lyrica. When I say emotionally numb I mean it. I've even ended my long term relationship as I feel nothing for her and get no happiness from our relationship. Any similar stories? Will the lyrica keep the depression at bay or am I likely to completely crash? I really don't want to go back on anti depressants
FIX; Not sure how long ago you stopped the antidepressants or which ones they were But many people that take the antidepressants complain about just being numb, or dull don't care about anything or they can feel this way just by taking the Antidepressants it really sounds more like you were doing better on the combination of Lyrica or whatever else you were on. You should check with the doctor you do not want to go off the Lyrica for any reason unless the doctor says so. Believe me, I know the feeling you're talking about. I wish I could help you more but this can work both ways the important thing is to get you balanced out again. And I know you said that you did not want to go on the other meds again but tell the doctor that and try something different. to mix with the Lyrica. but you should not let it get any worse. best of luck. IT IS VERY COMMON TO NEED MORE THAN ONE MEDICATION TO CONTROL OUR SYSTEMS' chuck1957
I’ve taken Lyrica for a while, with and without antidepressants. Lyrica does calm me down, though I take it for neuropathy. I feel an odd surge, almost like being slightly drunk, for an hour or so after taking it, and either giddy or slightly irritated, whatever my state of mind is. It seems to relax my inhibitions a bit. I don’t feel emotionally flatlined by it though.
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