My Pregabalin Hell

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It was recently ruled that the drug Pregabalin, used for anxiety and pain relief, is to be reclassified a Class C controlled substance. Here is my account of nine years addicted to the prescription drug.

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A Literary Life

I've been mentally troubled for a long time and began self harming when I was 13. My parents referred me to the Children's mental health service in Sheffield, but despite the psychiatrist telling me I should be admitted to their adolescent unit nothing ever happened. I'm not sure if the referral got lost or my …