I've been taking Lyrica for 2 1/2 weeks at 50mg 3xd. My doc just upped it to 100mg 3xd. I also take 50mg of tramadol 3xd for the same amount of time. After reading on here about what everyone has to say about lyrica it's terrifying. I've actually lost a few lbs since taking it but I guess it's possible to wake up 10lbs heavier according to other posts. Seriously? Has anyone not experienced weight gain? Swollen hands and feet? My doctor didn't want me taking narcotic pain relievers because the side effects. This sounds much worse for my body and it makes me feel more high than Vicodin ever did. I have scoliosis, fibromyalgia and a recent MRI showed herniated discs with dessication and fissuring with sciatica. I'm scheduled to see a specialist, meanwhile is my GP setting me up to gain a bunch of weight before then? It doesn't even help the pain that much. It has however helped my mood. I seem to be happier. I do not wish to be fatter as I am already 30lbs over weight and it's hard to exercise due to the pain. Please, someone give me hope for this med.