Hi This is my first post. I have had leg pain since 2003 and now have numbness and tingling at the base of my tail bone. Since then I have had a plasma disc decompression in 2006 at L3/4,L4/5 and L5/S1, a discectomy at L4/5 in 2007 and again in 2008. I have tried chiro, acupuncture and nerve root blocks all with little or no pain relief. I am scheduled 10/14/08 for an open discectomy/possible fusion at L5/S1. Is anyone taking Lyrica for nerve pain and what kind of side effects have you had. Since I started taking it I can sleep at night but my hair is falling out and I feel like I am in a fog. I feel like I am postponing the inevitable fusion of L4/5 and L5/S1. Has anyone had long term success after this many surgeries?