Hello, I am new to this list. I am having severe pain in my left leg. History of degenerative facet joints, stenosis, buldging disc, and now a synovial cyst. I had the cyst aspirated and was pain free for three weeks. It came back and now my pain doctor is having me see a surgeon. Has anyone out there had one of these cysts and how did you get relief. Also have had steroid injections with only about a month of relief. Now have been put on Lyrica and Didaudid. I have not started the Lyrica yet. It seems like a fairly dangerous drug with lots of side effects. I don't like the idea of weight gain and water retention either. What do you all think of Lyrica. Should I take it? The dilaudid works but is a narco and I don't want to become dependant on it. I see a surgeon on the 21st of august. I would appreciate any response.