So I’ve been on Lyrica for years. I sang the praises of this miracle drug. I had suffered a massive attack on my body in 2012. Nothing relieved the pain. I was on morphine around the clock with Mobic, steroids, Motrin and OxyContin. I left the hospital with loads of medication just to function.
I was introduced to Gabapentin one day while visiting a new doctor. He touched my back with the stethoscope and pressed down. I jumped up off of the table. I was referred to a Rheumatologist. In between the visits, I began to jerk really hard to the point where it affected my driving and walking. I was switched to Lyrica immediately. I finally felt relief somewhat. I was able to function a bit better. Over the years, I’ve gain lots of weight. I didn’t really equate Lyrica to the weight gained until I wasn’t able to get a prescription, I dropped 30 pounds in no time. I have since gone back to Gabapentin. I don’t get the relief that I was getting from Lyrica. I’m not gaining but my pain relief is subpar. What do you do???