I have decided to go to see my GP about my anxiety and depression, so thought it best I pull together a history of medication I have been prescribed over the past 9 years. Here is the medication I have been prescribed for anxiety and a link to a description on the Mind website:
Following my mental health breakdown in 2009 I was prescribed Citalopram an SSRI antidepressant, by my GP, starting at 10mg and increasing to 40mg a day.
Dartford Mental Health Team reviewed my medication in March 2010 and prescribed Quetiapine 100mg a day, second generation antipsychotic. and Citalopram 60mg
East Northants CMHT changed my medication to Pregabalin (Lyrica) 300mg which is an anticonvulsant drug which is sometimes used as an anti-anxiety medication and Citalopram 40mg in Dec 2010
My medication was changed to Pregabalin (Lyrica) 300mg and Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 90mg an SNRI antidepressant, by East Northants CMHT in April 2011
In December 2012 my medication changed to Trazadone 150mg a tricyclic related antidepressant and Pregabalin (Lyrica) 225mg by East Northants CMHT
In 2014 I stopped taking the Trazadone and continued to take Pregabalin (Lyrica) 300mg a day
In December 2015 my GP increased my Pregabalin (Lyrica) dose to 600mg a day, that is what I have been taking ever since.
So I have been on Pregabalin since December 2010, i.e. over 7 years, I think it is time for a medication review!