Yes, I have made my decision to not take this drug. It's sad though, most people on it (in the fibro forum) absolutely love this new drug. I managed to not gain too much weight when I was on prednisone, but from what I've read, diet has nothing to do with the massive weight gain so very many people are experiencing. I am also worried that maybe a year or so from now, we will start hearing of governments banning this wonder drug. It is an excellent pain killer and sleep aid, but it doesnt take a rocket scientist to know that massive weight gain around our mid section is just a perfect recipe for disaster in my opinion.
So, yes...I will make yet another apptmt with my doctor and tell her my findings and concerns regarding this drug. I think the FDA is very often too quick to approve new meds, then find out later these drugs are unsafe. Pfizer is still sticking to their only 7% weight gain shown in studies. I think someone who weighs 150 lbs at time of treatment, only to balloon up to 200 lbs in 6 months...why isnt there any red flags on this yet is beyond me.
I feel like I can't trust all the new medications. Seems to me that the FDA pass alot of these drugs without sufficient testing, and it makes us...the lab rats. Like you, I will try to just stick with the tried and true meds that have been around for a long time. I'm really happy for you that you are doing well on the Neurontin. Maybe someday soon the drug company that made Lyrica will figure out a way to combat the kinks in Lyrica, because almost everyone on it say they are having the best sleep in years..and the pain relief is incredible. I'm just relieved that I looked up this drug before picking up the prescription LOL It isnt covered where I am either.
Hope you are having a pain free weekend