Does anyone take it and how much? I started off on a low dose 25mg am and 75mg pm, prescribed by the rheumatologist for pain.
After 8 weeks ( when it wasn't helping) my GP increased the dosage to 50mg am and 100mg pm, still no real help after a month and I am due to see the rheumatologist early Sept, so my GP has increased the dosage again to 100mg am and 100mg pm for a week and if no improvement after one week I am to increase to 100mg am and 150mg pm by that time I am due back to see the rheumatologist. GP feels if it isn't working by then it may be stopped and something else tried (by the rheumatologist).
Can anyone advise on whether they think it helps or not for pain. I find I still have to take my prescribed anti-inflammatory and Tylex (co-codamol 500/30) on a daily basis and am getting no real pain relief from the Lyrica and not feeling any better, if anything I am getting worse, waking at night again with pain.
I was on Amitriptyline before the Lyrica which also did nothing for my pain, which is why I was switched to Lyrica, but the Amitriptyline did help me sleep...
Advice greatly appreciated