I've been have on going abdominal pain that has been going on for about 2 and half years. I've had my appendix out as I had appendicitis and adhesions. I then had epiploic appendagitis and have just been told I have really bad lactose intolerance. I've had tap block injection and just had another one with radio frequency and been told it has a 60% success rate and can take up to 2 weeks to work. I've been on zomorph at 80mg a day with oramorph when required but have been told to come off it about 4 weeks ago as it was slowing down the digestive system and the stomach was taking too long to empty, I'm down to 60mg and coping with the withdrawal but I still have lot of pain in the lower right side of the abdomen, have been asked to see a gynaecologist, I don't know why but oh well I'll go see one when I get a referral. Back in 2016 I was admitted to hospital because of the pain and they weren't very helpful. They did give me one dose of pregablin but that did nothing (even though I've been told from other medical professionals that it can take a few weeks to start working properly), the next day they tried gabapentin which made me hallucinate so I'm definitely not trying that again. They want me to try pregablin which I didn't have any adverse side effects and they want to start me on 25mg to see how I cope with it, unfortunately I am coming with resistance from family members telling me that I can't take and if I do I can't live at home. Yes I'm an adult but I can't work because of the pain and can't afford to move out and being an adult I know I can take medication prescribed if I choose to do so. What I would like to know is how people have gotten on with pregablin? On lower doses have you struggled with side effects? I've been told by the GP and pain specialist that pregablin is a cleaner drug in regards to side effects and not everyone gets them. I've read that some people can't function on them, in particular when they are on the higher doses around 300mg. Sorry for the long post.