Since we all go to different doctors, have different pain tolerances, different drug tolerances, and have different bodies (BTW-anyone want to switch with me?)
I think this falls into the old standby of "what works for you might not work for me." I would desperately like to at least TRY Lyrica and see if it helps ME feel any better. I'm on a high dose of Neurontin-2400mg a day (I take 600mg 4 times a day). FYI-I didn't start that high, but that's what I'm taking now. I have been on this does for 2 weeks and guess what? I feel absolutely zero pain relief. I do, however, feel very sleepy. LOL
Anyway, MY doctor told me that Lyrica is very SIMILAR to Neurontin, but there's "something else" in there that's supposed to work better. He would like for me to try it, I would like to try, but these d**** drug companies won't let me try it...cause it's too expensive.
So, I sit here, in pain, suffering, and miserable. What am I supposed to do?
FINALLY dxd with fibro on 06/13/08
Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what? Doesn't help!)
Aciphex for reflux
Quit smoking 08/29/08 (used Chantix)
"I'll take the Chivas instead"