There was talk on a different post as to whether or not Lyrica is ever RX'd for break through pain.
I take and have taken several nerve and CR narcotic meds for failed back surgeries. The med that I feel helps the most is the Lyrica. Since I hate taking Narc meds and have BTP, I wanted to take my scheduled Lyrica and additional Lyrica as needed for BTP and eliminate having to take additional narc med for BTP.
I told the doc what I wanted to do exspecially since the Lyrica works in an hours time. He said no way! It needs to only be taken on a scheduled basis. So I lost the battle!
Straker has said in many posts that he cannot take because of water retension. I have the same problem. Since the med helped the most! I needed to find away to make it work. I switched from taken daily to taken both doses every other day. Bingo! No weight Gain! But there are times during the off day that I could use maybe a pill until my scheduled daily dose the following day. And thats why I want to get info on break through pain & Lyrica.
One thing I don't understand. Why do docs push narc meds when the patient claims non narc meds are working better.. I could maybe understand if the patient is on the max dosage for the non narc med. but that is not the case.
I think these doc's know something about Lyrica that they are not telling us. Example: Lyrica or Oxy ! I would think the a doctor would rather have you maxed out on the Lyrica before even tring oxy.
For me its all about keeping your narc meds down if possible. Exspecially if you live with a life long condition. So why not max out a med that you know a patient is tolerant of?