I was on Lyrica 300mg at Bedtime, my PMD, Physicians Asst...decided that was the correct dose for me to use because of the extensive nerve damage in the legs. PALady is right, this drug has to be taken as prescribed...its the newest generation of Neurontin...it builds up in your system, so taking it as needed won't work! Anyway, the PA took the dosage from 75 to 300 mg. I knew he was wrong in upping the dosage like that but trusted him as he told me he had prior fusion surgery and this would help me sleep and not cause the mental symptoms of day dosing. I should have listened to my inner voice, my husband asked me what if he was right and I might finally get some relief. So....I did it, it did work, I slept great and no memory issues etc. after about 3 weeks I started to develop swelling of my left leg....turned into lymphaedema, after 6 weeks had a severe reaction and had to taper off. The lymphaedema is permanent the rest of the symptoms did go away. From this guys stupidity I can no longer take Neurontin or Lyrica....when I was on the 75 mg. I did have slight relief and had he increased it correctly who knows.
It is expensive (I don't have Prescription coverage either) its worth a try but use it how its prescribed!