I recently had my dosage of Lyrica increased from one 50mg capsule 3 times a day to two 50mg capsules three times a day. I have severe pain in the lower part of my back, which also affects my legs; due to damage to the five lower discs in my spine. I wondered if anyone has experienced side effects whilst on this drug. I suffered quite a few of the '1 in 100' people may experience these side effects. The main one was that I 'fell asleep' all the time without any warning. I would be taking part in a conversation. and then say something completely unrelated to the subject. This was quite frightening, both for me and for my family. I will go to see my GP, but wondered how common this side effect is. The double dose has helped my pain, but at a cost. I believe my speech was affected - I sounded drunk and slurred my words.
I would be grateful for any feedback before I see my GP.