Lyrica is an anti-seizure and anti-anxiety medication, but it is used to treat a wide variety of other symptoms and medical conditions – including chronic pain. Lyrica is the brand name of the medication pregabalin, which is an anticonvulsant medication and not a narcotic. However, even though this particular prescription medication is non-narcotic, it can still be physically and psychologically addictive.
Addicted to Lyrica: What Now?
The symptoms of Lyrica addiction will vary significantly on a person-to-person basis and will depend on a variety of contributing factors. These factors include the amount of Lyrica that is being consumed daily, whether or not the individual in question has any underlying mental health concerns or medical issues, environmental and social factors and whether or not more than one chemical substance was being used (polydrug abuse). Some symptoms of Lyrica abuse and addiction include:
- Taking more than the recommended amount or taking the medication when it was not initially prescribed by a medical professional.
- Attempting to cut back on the amount of Lyrica being consumed daily, but being unable to do so for an extended time.
- Experiencing negative consequences as a result of ongoing Lyrics abuse, like problems at work or school, interpersonal problems, financial issues, or legal issues.
- The building up of tolerance over time, meaning more Lyrics is required for the same results to be produced.
- Withdrawal symptoms upon ceased use.
Lyrica withdrawal can be severe when left untreated. At Allure Detox, we specialize in the treatment of prescription drug withdrawal of all severities – regardless of how long you have been abusing Lyrica, seeking professional medical detox services will be a necessary first step on the lifelong road to recovery.
Lyrica Withdrawal Symptoms
Because Lyrica is a relatively new medication, the symptoms of withdrawal associated with this specific drug have not yet been well-documented. However, some symptoms of withdrawal have been documented. These symptoms will almost inevitably occur when an individual who has been taking Lyrica other than as prescribed for any length of time abruptly ceases use.
The withdrawal symptoms associated with Lyrica include:
- Sleep-related issues, such as trouble falling asleep and staying asleep.
- Anxiety and panic attacks.
- An abnormally fast heartbeat (also known as tachycardia).
- Profuse sweating/night sweats.
- Gastrointestinal issues, like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
- Aggression and irritability/mood swings.
- Persistent headaches.
While Lyrica withdrawal is generally extremely unpleasant, it is rarely life-threatening. Still, the symptoms of Lyrica withdrawal must be treated in a designated detox facility like Allure Detox. Our team of medical professionals will utilize a proven combination of medical detoxification methods and therapeutic techniques. While pain-free detox is our top priority, we also believe that it is important to pave the road for long-term sobriety by beginning to instill healthy coping mechanisms and relapse prevention techniques while helping clients transition into inpatient treatment directly after the detox process has come to a close.
Treatment for Lyrica Withdrawal at Allure Detox
At Allure Detox, we prioritize the comfort of each client above everything else. We understand how physically and psychologically devastating the symptoms of Lyrica withdrawal can be. Our team of experienced and compassionate professionals offers a level of clinical care that is truly unmatched. In many instances, individuals who have been abusing medications like Lyrica will suffer from polydrug abuse, meaning that they will be abused more than one chemical substance at a time.
Polydrug withdrawal can be complicated to treat – however, our staff members are equipped to treat withdrawal symptoms of all types and severities. If you have been abusing Lyrica and you are ready to quit and begin a new way of life, give Allure Detox a call today. We look forward to speaking with you soon and helping in every way we can.