Hello I am fairly new here. I have been coping with long term pain, but recently the pain in my back and right hip has increased. (I am 67 yeard old and have various health problems). I am waiting for an appointment with our local Spine and Back pain clinic for more investigations. Had a course of physiotherapy which didn't make a lot of difference.
My GP has started me on pregablin twice a day to see if that helps the nerve pain. (I already take cocodamol four times a day). It seems to have made only a little difference after one week. I am not sure if I should continue with it - it makes me quite sleepy - or go back to him and ask for the dose to be increased or just stop it. The potential side effects do concern me.
Any one any experience of using pregabalin?