I have been trying to work with Lyrica on and off for about a year. Initially started at 50mg 2per day and worked up to 100mg twice a day. I stopped after a month primarily because of memory problems and more "fog" than usual. Started again at the low dose at night only. Doing this on and off, since after 3-4 days I cannot take the memory problems and mind fog any more, and after a few days it seems it does not work as well. And yes...I tend to sleep right through my alarm in the morning if I take Lyrica too close to bed time.
I find it does help with the nerve pain which is why I keep trying it. I already take tramadol (6 per day, doc just increased me to 8 per day). Going to try Lyrica 50mg in the AM and 100mg around dinner to see if I can tolerate it and NOT sleep through the alarm. I am hoping the memory issues will improve, because Lyrica also helps my depression and I cannot take SSRIs or SNRIs.
Fibro, CFS, major depression, hypthyroid, etc.
Tramadol, Lyrica, Soma, Ativan, and lots of herbs and supplements