Sep 2, 2012
(Started Aug 03, 2012)
Perceived effectiveness for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia:
Not at all
Advice & Tips:
When I first tried Lyrica at 300mg/day, I experienced severe swelling in my ankles, legs, wrists, hands. This time I am not having any problems with swelling. Perhaps it was too much salt intake, perhaps it was the Lyrica. I don't know for sure.
Now being on a 300mg/day for a month, I experience more drowsiness than before. I feel foggy and unable to focus for several hours at a time. I also require more naps than before.
One has to weight the benefits with the side effects. For now, I believe that the pain relief I get is worth the side effects. My pain is not 100% gone, not ever. But it is better than before.