Jim, I tried Lyrica before. Rheumy started me out at 50mg 3xday, no pain relief. She upped it to 100mg 3xday, no pain relief. She then upped me to 150mg 3xday. That is when the scary nightmares started. I never got any pain relief from it but the vivid nightmares where I would cry out in my sleep and husband would have to wake me up. He too wanted me off of it at that point. Now the Neurontin does help me though. Just goes to show how different we all are.
Hope the Lyrica helps you. Keep us updated on your results!