After I tried absolutely everything except from Botox and Pregabalin, I have been on Pregabalin since about last November I think. The neurologist recommended the needed dose for migraines is 600mg but you have to build it up slowly. Just like triptans, Pregabalin really knocks me out, so I am having to build the dose up very slowly, 25mg at a time, so now I am still only on 400mg, just started this dose. What happens is when I up the dose my migraines get better but as soon as I get used to the side effects the migraines come back. By the way the side effects are that it completely knocks me out, makes me feel sick and dizzy, and very hungry. I think it affects my blood sugar and therefore I put on weight. So I am putting on weight more and more rapidly now, which really gets to me, I was slim and now I am starting to feel fat. Also it has no effects on menstrual migraines. I had my period 10 days ago and still have the migraine that started with it, I take a triptan every day and can't do much.
My questions are: Have anyone else tied Pregabalin? Does the 600mg seem to work? Is it useless to take a lower dose? Has anyone had similar experiences to mines?( weight gain, no effect on menstrual migraines?).