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Back in the Land of the Living!

In September, I started to remove my dependency on Pregabalin. This drug was prescribed to treat the neuralgic pain I was suffering. However, it is also used to treat anxiety and epilepsy, and I was already taking medication for both of these conditions.

I’ve been prescribed and taking Pregabalin for many years and became dependent in a very short time. Dependency is the same as addiction in its cause and effect, but the difference is a doctor prescribed me drugs, I did not take them for so-called recreational reasons.

This is the first month I’ve not taken Pregabalin, and I’m feeling so much better. I still feel that need to take it, but I think this is like the drink, drugs and anything that has this addictive potential. Those needs are hard-wired into your brain from doing the same thing repeatedly for so long.

It’s been six months of coping and many stressful times when I wasn’t. Now, that time is behind me, and I can look forward again. So enough of me going on, I’m back to the land of the living.

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  1. You have done brilliantly in beating these ‘addictions’! I so admire your strength and the ‘don’t give up’ attitude you’ve maintained along the way…..and also seen the physical and mental changes it has made in you. Welcome back to the land of the living! Enjoy every moment! 🤗

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