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Re: marplan for anxiety

Posted by Christ_empowered on January 21, 2022, at 13:00:50

In reply to Re: marplan for anxiety, posted by rose45 on January 21, 2022, at 9:32:33

i am so terribly sorry about your situation. have you been prescribed sedatives...benzodiazepines, gabapentin, Lyrica?

I don't think lyrica is very popular here in the US for psych indications. gabapentin was, to some extent still is.

I did read that Lyrica was popular in other countries...canada, I think...maybe parts of the EU?

I seem to recall reading that there is a distinct discontinuation syndrome associated with both gabapentin (I would assume higher doses and chronic usage) and also with Lyrica. Here in the US, Lyrica is a Schedule V controlled substance, so it is officially regarded as less (potentially) problematic than ativan, valium, etc.

other than that...a large study in the US found that the combination of Effexor and Remeron had results in "treatment-resistant depression" roughly comparable to an MAOI (I think they used Parnate?). not ideal, but...

all I could really come up with. and...

I know this is probably going to sound extra-obnoxious, but: what do you mean by anxiety? is low mood involved? facial flushing, trembling? ruminations?

I just ask because if you can break down what your anxiety involves, it -might- be easier for a treatment provider to put something together that provides some relief.

I hope this helps. :-)




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