I have been taking Lyrica for a couple of months, and it has helped a great deal. I did experience drowsiness at first, but I only take it at night where alot of people take it 2 or 3 times a day, but I wanted to stay at a low dose cause I'm scared of the weight gain side effect. But please be careful, I just found out that Lyrica messes with your eyes, and I had to get my glasses prescript
ion doubled, when I just had an exam 4 months ago. So within 2 month, my eye sight has gotten bad, I didnt know that hte Lyrica did that, but I made an appointment for another eye exam, and she told me that the Lyrica was the reason why, so it's been making me debate on whether taking Lyrica is worth my eyesight, cause I cant afford eye exams and lenses every couple of months, so I have decided to get these new glasses and see if my eyes get owrse again, if it does then I will stop taking the Lyrica. Also I take Lyrica for fibro but really started on it for migraine control cause all the other meds I tried for migraine prevention wasnt working. So basically the Lyrica is doing 2 things for me, kinda like how Cymbalta is helping my depression, anxiety/panic attacks, migraine prevention, and fibro. And they have defiently been working so far.
ps, I take 50-100mg at night
26 year old Female , single mother of 2 kids, on SSI for migraines, pain, pancreas issues
All the things broken with me: Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Chronic lower back pain that causes severe pain/numbness/tingling especially to my left leg, Genetic Pancreatic Divisum that causes chronic pancreatitas, Asthma, Depression w/Anxiety/panic attacks
Prescription Meds:Suboxone 24mgs daily, Cymbalta 60mg nightly, Lyrica 50mgs nightly, Imitrex as needed, Ibprofen 800 twice daily, Zanaflex as needed, Ventolin as needed for asthma attacks, Advair twice daily
Over the conter meds: Benadryl nightly for itching due to meds (not sure which one yet),
Surgeries: Gallbladder removed at 15 years old, 2 ERCPs, stent put in pancreas, countless upper GI scopes, Bartholin gland opened permanetly due to recurring painful cysts
Goals: to go to college next fall to be a nurse and get off of SSI
Wishful thinking: to not be in pain!!!