I'm sure it comes up a lot - Lyrica. I scanned the first two pages of threads and didn't see anything, so figured I would just post my concerns.
I had a Microdiscectomy L4-L5 9.5 weeks ago. I still have nerve pain. Mobility is slowly coming back; I'm able to do more, but I'm in pain 95% of the day. It's generally not awful but always an annoyance.
I want to get back to athletics and focus my energies on non-back related things (i.e. career). I want to mountain bike, backpack, jog, basically just be 23 again.
So what have been other people's experiences with Lyrica? My doctor was very nonchalant about it, but then went on to mention that immediately discontinuing the medication could lead to a seizure.
How many people out there found that Lyrica was enough to get them over that last hurdle and back to an almost pain free life? Anyone have bad experiences or awful side effects?
My thing is I want to be free of doctors and medicine, but if it really can help I am open to it.
Thanks for reading!