I'm glad you had your appointment and I'm happy to hear your doctor has prescribed something for you. Lyrica seems to help a lot of people, but one of the main side effects is weight gain, so just be aware of that. You might need to monitor your eating much closer than you have in the past, just to make sure you're not overeating without realizing it.
I hope the Lyrica works for you. Did she tell you that you can take a mix of acetaminophen and ibuprofen together to help with pain? Taking the maximum a day of each might offer some pain relief if you're not taking any other medications. You can ask your pharmacist for advice on that as well.
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily