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    yearsandyears
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      I have been prescribed Pregabalin to be used alongside the 10mg Escitalopram that I currently take, as  my doctor , nurse and pharmacist thought if I start on 25mg working my way upwards to 75mg twice a day this would be the best way forward for me as a lot of the ssris I have taken have been too activating for me.

      Has anyone on here had any experience with Pregabalin please. as I am just a little wary , Thank you

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      wannabefree
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        Anyone?

        Wannabe

        #28746
        MikeW
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          Hi

           

          I have been taking 200mg Sertraline since 2014 which helped tremendously but I just felt something else was needed. I heard that a friend with similar OCD to me was prescribed Pregablin. I did some research before speaking to my GP who started me on 25mg twice daily and am now on 300mg once a day. I have found it very effective in conjunction with Sertraline. The best way I describe how the meds work for me is that the Sertraline helps remove the immediacy to respond to the OCD triggers (spikes) and the Pregablin helps keep the anxiety at a managable level during this time. Neither remove the obsessions or compulsions but combined help me to cope better.

           

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            Hi:

            We’re sorry you’re going through such a difficult time with OCD and we want you to know that OCD Action offers several types of support for you

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