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I have been taking Lyrica for almost 2 weeks 50 mg at bedtime. The good news is that it is providing me relief, but I don't know how much longer I can handle trying to stay awake. I was told that my sleepiness side effect would go away within a month. I also take Kadian 50mg 2x's daily for severe low back pain after a fusion and lamenectomy 3/06.