Hi hillbumm, and welcome. I found both absolutely horrible. Neurontin brought me out in a rash, Lyrica had me so spaced out that I couldn't function, and neither did I thing for my pain. On the whole though - from what I hear from friends who've tried both - Lyrica does seem to provide better pain relief.
I take Topamax (topiramate) myself - it's another epilepsy drug (also used for migraines). It's not nearly so well researched for neuropathic pain management as Neurontin and Lyrica, but helps me a lot.
CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bone spurs, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.
On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Somac, Cipramil. Have a spinal cord stimulator, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio.