I couldn't tolerate either Lyrica or Neurontin. They interacted with tramadol, which helps with my fibromyalgia muscle and tendon pain, although not enough. I thought neurontin was working for a while, but after I got off it I realized I felt better off it. I had a week of suffering after stopping it cold turkey though. Cymbalta was no better. I gave that up after only 2 weeks for tremors, headache, insomnia, etc.
My doc never actually gets the message when I complain about
side effects. The nurse or assistant or whatever she is just tells me, "Oh you still have vicodin," or some such nonsense. The vicodin isn't working any more and I don't dare take anything extra with tramadol because I always get interactions. Then I wait a few weeks for my appointment and get put on something else just as useless.
One thing I learned - never start two meds at once. You can't tell which one is giving the side effects.