I am taking 150mg of Lyrica twice daily. I also take pravastatin for high cholesterol and Nabumetome for osteoarthritis. I’ve had GAD since my teen years and have been medicated for anxiety and depression numerous times in my life.
So my adrenal glands and I are well acquainted. Oral report in school-squirt; send a meal back at a fancy restaurant- squirt; confront anyone over…anything- squirt; fire employee- squirt; kids away from me more that a couple hours- squirt; kid got drivers license-SQUIRT; have to get the attention of a room full of 5th & 6th graders- squirt. You get the idea. All things, big and small, have been known to cause my brain to start the ‘fight or flight’ response by pushing a dose of adrenaline into my bloodstream.
But lately I’ve got nothing. Even when my husband fell off his motorcycle I had no adrenal response. I was scared but had no physical signs. (Hubby is fine, BTW). So naturally, I talked to my Dr. She says Lyrica works on the nervous system to ‘dampen’ nerve responses, so maybe it’s causing this lack of anxiety.
I’m conflicted. This is the first time in my whole life I can genuinely say I don’t give a f*ck. But It feels wrong. It feels like I’m not me. I get great pain relief from the Lyrica and do not want to give it up, but also can’t imagine my life entirely adrenaline free.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this with Lyrica?