I was hoping I could get some input on Lyrica as I am thinking of asking the Dr to discontinue it on Monday.
I have been taking it for about 4 months for severe nerve pain after a cord compression,herniated disc that resulted in chronic radiculapathy to my left arm.I feel it has helped and I can limit the vicodin i was taking.The problem is that this lyrica is causing me severe memory issues.I am having trouble articulating my thoughts. I have forgotten important dates,forgot to pay bills and just can't think right. I backed into a car and didn't realize it was parked there!I talked to the Pharmacist and she says he side effects should lessen with time. I decreased my dose by 75mg because I was so tired. I was initially on 300mg a day which I hear is a big dose. My biggest fear is that if I get off of it,the pain will be more severe than it is now. I still have chronic pain in the arm but it is manageable on the lyrica.
I am working and I feel that I can't think right.
Has anyone had experience with this before and would it be worth the risk of staying on this med?I plan on talking to the MD about this but would appreciate other members who have experience with this drug.