I was recently prescribed pregabalin from my surgeon in London. As I had to take the back copy of this prescription to my gp I received a call from my gp a few days later to come in and see a doctor. I had only been on the pregabalin for a week at150mg twice a day for 2weeks then jump to 300mg twice a day there after. My doctor wanted me to change to gabapentin as I had only just started taking pregabalin a week ago i Know why he has done this its because pregabalin is expensive compared to gabapentin. He told me this himself.IN the short time I had taken pregabalin this seemed to help but now I am on gaberpentin and this has taken a week to build up to the 1800mg each day which is 600mg 3 times a day and was told by my gp it takes at least a month to feel the benefit if it works where pregabalin works quicker and at a lower dose than this but he really wants me to trial this to see if my pain has lessoned any.ime back at the doctors in a month. I hope this works or I will be at the doctors sooner if I ime in too much pain whilst waiting for this to kick in.Iknow now that pregabalin helped during the short time i was taking it although gaberpentin takes longer to work I shall persevere with it as I have built up over 6 days now to the max dosage which is the 1800 mg a day until I see the doc again. My Question is does gaberpentin help with this nerve damage pain like pregabalin thanks to any body who can relate to my post.