Originally Posted by lyricahelp
Well although I saw some progress, I'm struggling with the Lyrica withdrawal. I've been completely off for 2.5 months. I'm better than I was 2 months ago, but still feel bad. The acupuncture helped for a while, but it's like I've hit a plateau and can't get better. Help! Lyrica is the worst. You could not pay me to ever go back on it. It is debilitating on my life.
Any advice? Those of you who have successfully gotten off, what did you do to help the withdrawal symptoms?
I have successfully gone off, it takes about 6 months and is definitely up and down--that is one of the most confusing parts of the withdrawal. Around 3 months of major struggle, with my life in pieces and emotional being a wreck I took 50mg of Trazadone at night, less than the recommended dose. This helped me quite a bit with sleeping, depressions, motor skills and speaking, before it was hard to look people in the eye remember words, etc. My doc did not think it was a Lyrica issue.
I am now off Trazadone, which was not hard to let go of and I now sleep like a baby. I am actually coming back into my normal self. it has been six months. Please read my account of my Lyrica withdrawal process over the past months on this thread by clicking my name. Good luck and hang in there, you are almost halfway there, and who knows, it might not take you as long.