I have been taking lyrica as well as vicadin, neither give me weird side effects, but now the nerve pain gets so intense, it just makes if bareable to go to work. Lyrica worked better than neuratin for me but I have been lucky for none of the drugs gave me bad side effects. I tried ditching all my drugs but slipped on the ice and fractured my knee so all my hard work bareing the come down off the drugs was for naught. I went back on vicadin and lyrica till they find what is causing the pain. Hoping it is a narrowed artery so they can put a stint in it and free the flow maybe decreasing the pain. Here's to hopin