I've been using Lyrica for a couple of years now. It has been way better than Neurontin for me as the latter didn't work at all.
Anyway, what I did was tell my doctor about the medication and he just prescribed it for me. Doctors have no experience with SCI-related neuro pain here.
The thing is that I started with 75mg 3 times daily. That worked for a year or so. Lately I have been having more severe pain and upped it to 4x a day and it doesn't help at all.
I don't feel any side effects that I know of. I do feel like shit constantly but I think that is due to other factors.
I'm not sure if I should up the dose or not ? I usually tolerate meds fine and hardly have any side effects with any of them.
I have a sample of 150mg Lyrica. I'm intrigued to up it and see what happens. When I wake up the pain is normal and 75mg would work. I usually split my 4 doses every 4 hours or so. At night I get the most pain and then my 75mg doses don't help at all.
What do you guys recommend. I know I shouldn't get medical advice from a forum, but you're experiencing what I have so you're the closest thing I can get at the moment. I will get the pain issue looked at while am at the states for sure. That should be real soon.
Thanks in advance forum.