I have tried every med and alternative therapy in the book, but Lyrica is actually HELPING me. I am shocked. I just started it two days ago, on the lowest dose of 25mg 3x a day, and my pain is signifigantly decreased. I used to take 2 Ultracet and 2 Hydrocodone 3x a day to manage the pain. The past two days I have not taken ANY Hydrocodone to help manage my pain, and I'm still up and around! It's very surprising to me. I've never had a medicine be so effective that it cancelled out the need for other meds. I haven't had any side effects from Lyrica as yet, but of course I read over them all carefully and I will be watching out for them. My doctor has recommended adding in an extra 25mg each week for the next month. So I know there is a great divide among people who have had bad experiences with this med, and people who have had great experiences. I just wanted to add my 2 cents of info in.