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Can Lyrica cause anxiety?

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Posted on Tue, 13 Jun 2017
Question: hi
i will be taking lyrica, (chronic back pain)but as i suffer from anixety and mild depression i worry taking lyrica will make the anixety worse?
oh i am also on epilm for epilepsy
thanks XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (30 minutes later)
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

Actually, Lyrica is sometimes used for the successful treatment of anxiety disorders. More commonly used is Lyrica's cousin, Neurontin, but both can actually help anxiety. I don't think it is likely that Lyrica will worsen your anxiety. Lyrica will not worsen your depression either. There are no interactions between Lyrica and Eplim, so you are safe there.

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Follow up: Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (6 hours later)
Thanks for your reply, i forgot to mention i am on cipramil for anixety at moment. So the 3 could be take together - epilim, cipramil & lyrica without heightening my anxiety/depression?
Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (5 hours later)
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Yes, these three medications are perfectly safe to take together and will help your anxiety and depression.

Please remember to rate and close this answer thread when you are finished and satisfied.

In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private web address below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private web address: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers
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Can Lyrica cause anxiety?

Brief Answer: Consultation Detailed Answer: Hello, and thanks for your question. Actually, Lyrica is sometimes used for the successful treatment of anxiety disorders. More commonly used is Lyrica's cousin, Neurontin, but both can actually help anxiety. I don't think it is likely that Lyrica will worsen your anxiety. Lyrica will not worsen your depression either. There are no interactions between Lyrica and Eplim, so you are safe there. Please remember to rate and close this answer thread when you are finished and satisfied. In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private web address below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private web address: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers