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  1. P

    Harder to get klonopin - alternatives? (Gabapentin, lamictal)

    Hi guys, In addition to recurring ME/CFS (which at the moment is mostly in remission thankfully), I also have generalized anxiety. I've been on and off klonopin for many years, and the last 5 years or so, I've been taking it nightly. It was 1 mg/night but I was able to ween down to 0.5...
  2. stefanosstef

    Poll: Have you been helped from gabapentin or pregabalin?

    My psychiatrist really insists that gabapentin will help me with neuroinflammation symptoms.Honestly he seems stubborn about it.I've got zero benefits, tried it for a couple of months at 600mg + 1200mg, he said it needs more time initially (after 20-30 days that we talked), then he said to up...
  3. hellytheelephant

    Anyone had good results from Lyrica without terrible side effects..?

    I was prescribed Lyrica a week ago as my pain was just out of control ( I have been in crash for the last 6 weeks). I am a chronic pain sufferer in addition to ME/fibro pain, and it is moderate- severe. The pain is has greatly reduced in the last day and I was able to get out of bed without...