I have been taking Lyrica 150 mg twice dailty for neuropathy. I have been on it for at least 3 years now. I now have Gastroparesis. Under the care of my GI, he wants me to eliminate the Lyrica.

Twice now I have tried to stop by eliminating my night dose. I did this both times for one week. But I had severe sweating episodes both times. This has to be some kind of withdrawal symptom.

I was supposed to refill this script at the beginning of July. But apparently my family doctor is not going to do the refill. So my question is, how can I eliminate this medication yet no experience this terrible reaction? Is there something that would help the withdrawals? My Lyrica is in capsule form so I can't just cut them in half.

All help and suggestions are so greatly appreciated!!!