Hi all, I am a 34 year old male. I was recently prescribed Lyrica by a neurologist for fibro. I read through side effects and the one that most bothered me was possibility of birth defects. They can't confirm that it happens with humans, but they found that it caused birth defects with rats. That to me is enough evidence that it could cause birth defects. My doctor said not to worry about it, but I just can't get past it. I really want to have a child in the future and have held off on taking the medication. Pain is concentrated in the head and face and we are scheduled to do Botox later next month. I am holding off until then. Has anyone else addressed this issue?