Taking the tramadol for back pain and the doctor wanted me to change to Lyrica but I’m on the second night of taking it and can’t sleep and I’m in so much pain
Hi Mimj73. For one thing Tramadol usually works within an hour or so; but Lyrica can take up to a week at least to start working. Second you are on a very low dose as you have to work up the dosage. Third it works for nerve pain but I don’t know if that’s the kind of pain you’re having. Last thing is I took Lyrica for about 7-8 years and it was one of my deepest regrets. It worked for awhile; but then it just stopped working. I have no idea why. I had almost all the side effects so I decided to stop taking it. You can’t do that. You have to taper slowly or you can be in big trouble. I finally finished it last year (2017). I’m so happy to get that drug out of my body. Check the side effects. You might change your mind about taking it. I wish someone would have told me about it. Take care and best wishes.
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