Hi Leana..I have not taken Lyrica but I am sure you will hear from others who have. These drugs can cause many side effects until your body adjusts to them...usually between 4 to 6 weeks. Many people experience such unpleasant side effects that they give up on them before they see if they will work. I took another course of action and tried Lexapro. It did the opposite...I was all hyped up for a week or so. But I also did not take the full dose for the first month...worked my way up. I don't know if you can do that with Lyrica as some of these meds are time released and you can't cut the pills in half.
I think if you give it time, the side effects may pass. You just have to hang in there! Others will give you their opinions and advice, as I said...I never tried this particular drug but one in the same family.
HI, Leana, and welcome! I'm glad you found us and joined in. I don't take Lyrica. Some people have had good success and others have had problems. I think what you are experiencing is a common side affect and some people get over that in a few weeks and other don't. You just have to see how it affects you since we are all so different. That's one of the problems with fibro. What works for one might not work for another. Anyway, I'm sure members that have used Lyrica will be on soon and tell you their experience with it.
I use ibuprofen with food, extra strength Tylenol, malic acid/magnesium supplements and vitamin D3 for my pain and fatigue. Many with fibro are deficient in these. I also do gentle stretching and I walk and swim. You do need to keep moving with fibro or you will be stiff as a board! The exercise does help with the pain and helps keep the muscles more flexible.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the first thread on the forum. There are links to good information about fibro and you will learn a lot there.
I'm happy that you joined our fibro family. We have wonderful members that love to help one another and we really do care about each other, too. Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. I am looking forward to getting to know you. Hope to hear more from you soon.