Hi I'm new to all this. Not formally diagnosed but I'm on pregabalin after seeing a pain specialist after an op for endometriosis failed to help my chronic fatigue and an attack of meningitis left me lots of fibro like pain issues. Im waiting to be referred to a cfs specialist team.
The pregabalin has helped a bit I haven't figured out pacing yet and am on a phased return to work. After just 2 days of increasing my work by an hour and I'm a zombie. I stupidly took an extra 50 pregabalin on top of my normal 100mg dose thinking it would ease the pain and knock me out like the early dose increases had but oh no I got the worst brain ache since my meningitis and was awake all night in agony with that as well!. And have had to drop right down again to feel normal 2 days later.
What else do people try to top up pain management when it flares up?