I have taken lyrica for about a year now. I take a low dose as I cannot handle the side effects when I increase it. The does does not take away the pain but does just take the edge off so that I function.
I also take tramadol which helps a lot!
Good luck to you and I am sorry the doctor made such an error...
What kind of side effect did you have and what sort of pain do you have? I have joint Advance Rheumatoid Arthritis, compound with Limes Disease , Bone Degenerative.
I have chips missing in the spine and 3 disks are collapsed. I have good days and I'm grateful for them but when the bad days come, they are with me for 3 to 7or 8 days at a time.
I think by this time I in my life, I have tried just about every thing. Most all of the n-said family of drugs, not to mention Cymbalta, Gabapentin and many more.
Thank you for replying and I 'm glade you have had some success with Lyrica and Tramadol. I took tramadol for a few years and it was helpful during my use.
Again thanks ,,,, wink