I had bad side effects with Lyrica, which was supposed to be my miracle-pain-relief drug! I was unable to concentrate during a conversation or (dangerously) while driving! I'd doze off mid sentence and then answer random questions that weren't even asked! Got off of that quickly!
@A MyChronicPainTeam Member I actually got off all medications except a muscle relaxer and a pain med. I feel way better than i did before. I did actually crash my car while on Lyrica. Thank God noone else was involved. I hit a parked car. I had taken Lyrica the night before and hadn't taken anything else. That's when i started questioning about Lyrica. Best thing i ever did was stop taking it. It does take a while to get out of your system, but for me it was well worth it
I took Lyrica, horrible! I take 400 mg gabapentin in am & 800 n pm. Helps some.
I'm taking them both in the Gabapentin seems to help a little bit better than the Lyrica
@A MyChronicPainTeam Member, I experience great fatigue. I have constant severe pain with difficulty in walking and standing, and I think that part of my fatigue comes from that and I take large-ish doses of Lyrica (Pregablin). Its side effects include fatigue, brain fog, loss of memory, concentration problems, plus others etc. My fatigue takes over anytime from 2.30pm onwards every day. I try to have a rest at home between 2.30pm and 4.30pm each day and use alarms to wake up again. If I don't rest in the early afternoon, the fatigue takes over and I will go to sleep sometime between 4.30pm and 8.00pm and not wake again until 10pm or later, missing meetings, medications, meals etc and other people have told me that I'm difficult to rouse again. I have no choice but to sleep. My doctor has reduced the dose of Lyrica to 225mg in mornings and 300mg at night to help with the fatigue and with his advice I have experimented with what time to wake up in the morning. I live alone with a cat and don't have any responsibility to be up at any particular time of the day (unless I have a medical appointment). If you'd like any further information, let me know.