Hello! I have been reading postings for a while, but am the shy quiet one in the room. Thank you for your postings! I feel real comforted by reading them and realizing my insomnia is not abnormal. I absolutely cannot sleep b/c of nerve pain. Like many of you, I have been taking 75 mg (Lyrica) at night and it used to help, but the last few days it hasn't. I was prescribed 150mg but have not tried taking it during the day because of fear of how it will affect my work performance.
I had an accident on New Years Eve day (2008) where I was thrown off a horse. Shattered my L1. I am very lucky to have survived it as well as I have. Immediately after the fall, both legs were completely numb and the doc said I am real lucky i can walk. I do have distracting nerve pain on my outer left leg, foot and saddle area are still numb.
Like many of you, I am taking Lyrica, but fear taking the full dose. I am a psychologist and worry about memory loss interfering with my work. Albeit, prior to having Lyrica prescribed, I found myself focused a little too much on my foot--meaning I have a problem, not knowing which is the worst evil. Does anyone have any advise?
Also, besides the Lyrica, I take Detrol la for bladder incontinence. Today I had my hair cut and my hairdresser noticed that I am missing hair in two areas on the back of my head, both circles and the size of quarters. Has anyone else had a problem like that?
Thank in advance!