I agree: write your med schedule down & I put little checkmarks next to each med when I took them. Also put them in little Dixie bathroom cups & maked each cup. If the cup was empty, then I knew I'd taken it, etc. Even wrote "AM" and "PM" on the cups, so I wouldn't forget the time of day!
I still use the AM/PM cup (one cup now) b/c otherwise I might not remember...Wisconsin weather is so lousy right now, hard to tell if it's morning or evening, haha!
And yes, Lyrica made me terribly forgetful & dopey. Also write down your reactions to these meds & note if your reactions abate after taking them awhile...I would forget if they helped or not, also! LOL
Good luck adjusting! Fine-tuning takes awhile, esp if your pain levels keep changing too.
Nov. 06-- Lammy @ L4, removal of spinal cystic tumor @ L4/5(benign)
Dec. 06--Re-operation for post-surgical spinal fluid leak. 2nd surgery complications includied sciatic nerve damage & radiculopathy in R leg/foot, increased instability (grade 1 spondy, 17%), epidural scar tissue binding nerve roots, damaged facet joints & DDD @ L4/5.
Jan. 08--PLIF fusion/discetomy surgery with pedicle screw instrumentation @ L4/L5, another lammy (@ L/5 this time) & bone marrow harvest from left iliac crest for packing bone around disc cages after discectomy @ L4/5. OW!!!