I'm a 46 year-old DDD patient that's recently been prescribed Lyrica (50mg X 2 daily) by my PM Doc for unrelenting nerve pain due to a severe C6/C7 disc herniation. In the next couple of days, I will be scheduling an ACDF at that level with an Ortho-Surgeon that specializes in spinal work...as referred to by my PM Doc.
I'm interested in knowing if anyone else who has the same injury/disease, would have any words of advice or information to share in regard to what to expect from this med. I've taken only two doses thus far and I do feel some pain relief (especially when taken in conjunction with my usual pain med) but of course it hasn't done anything to relieve/restore the significant loss of strength in the affected arm (over 50% deficit now) since nothing other than surgery now can do so. I've had weeks of Chiropractic and PT, plus an ESI but the disc is just too far gone.
Thanks for reading folks and if you can reply with your Lyrica experience, I would greatly appreciate it! I've had no side-affects at all to make mention of, but I do realize that I'm on a very low dose and it's early-on in the treatment with it.