I am taking Lyrica to help heal the nerves since I have severe swelling in the spinal cord at L3-L5. I had stenonous removed on Aug 7, 2009 and apparently there was a lot more then the doctor thought until he got in there. I came out of surgery with my right foot, calf, tailbone and genetial area feeling like they are full of novicane. I started the Lyrica last Tuesday and now I have feeling in the two toes furthest from my big toe and I can feel half of the sole of my foot. My sister is arguing with me over how long LYRICA has been on the market. She say 5 years. I don't think that is correct. Can you anyone tell me how long it has been on the market.