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I've been off lyrica for about 6 weeks now and in the last 4

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Hi I've been off lyrica for about 6 weeks now and in the last 4 I have no appetite is this withdrawal or do I need to go back on them
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 11 months ago.

Thanks for your question.

I need some more information.

Why were you taking Lyrica?

Were you fine for first two weeks after stopping it?

Have you got any weight loss as well?

Thanks

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I was prescribed lyrica for anxiety but felt fine to come off it a little weight loss but trying to eat bits just no desire for food
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 11 months ago.

Thanks for writing back.

This is most likely to be a withdrawal symptom especially if you quit cold turkey.

You may consider getting back on it and then slowly coming off lyrica at the rate of 15-20 % a month so that your body adapts to lower level of drug in body.

Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 11 months ago.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Was on two antibiotics for kidney infections and now period is due but only got brown discharge still no appetite
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 11 months ago.

Thanks for the reply.

Antibiotics are known to cause disturbance in menstrual periods and therefore the period may have been affected by the antibiotics you are taking.

The lack of appetite is likely to be due to pregabalin withdrawal and therefore you may consider getting back on it and then slowly coming off lyrica at the rate of 15-20 % a month so that your body adapts to lower level of drug in body.

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