Lyrica dosing question.

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mrlondon, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. mrlondon

    mrlondon Member

    Hi - I am taking Lyrica, 50 mg 3 times a day. I found immediately found that it helped decrease my neuropathic pain, dulling it. However, the effect starts to wear off after about 5 hours. I've read that usually, if I one needs more Lyrica, the dose is simply increased, keeping it at 3 times a day. But I wonder whether it makes more sense to take the same dose more often, i.e. 50 mg 4 times a day. I do get lightheaded side effects from it, and am wondering which type of dosing would be less likely to increase this side effect. Has anyone have any experience with which type of dosing is best? Thanks very much. - Mark
  2. joanierav

    joanierav Member

    mark. that is a very good question. but sorry i do not have the answer. i would call my pharmacist. they would certainly know that answer. i call them for everything, even know the phone number by heart. hehe. let us know what they say.