I have a working diagnosis of RA, with possible Fibro. Trying to figure it all out.
I started 50 mg Lyrica on May 4th. Increased to 100 mg a week later. Didn’t do the next increase b/c I had to stop Cymbalta (which I couldn’t tolerate!) For the last week, the Lyrica side effects are now manageable.
But. The Lyrica is still doing nothing for pain. I am tolerating the side effects. spacey, tired, zombie like…
So. Do I give up on it when I still am not even at the full dose? Or should it have done SOMEthing by now, even at a lower dose? Do I increase it and hope for some sign of relief?
I want to quit this drug so bad… But want to give it a fair try. Just not sure what a fair try is.
Have a call in to the doc… But I know you guys have dealt with this kind of stuff.