I sent information on Lyrica to my primary care doc. She told me she will talk to the rheumy I saw one time about it, and whether it might help me or not. I am a little afraid to start another medication, as I tend to have side effects to many of them. Darvocet and acetaminophen in small doses help with that awful flu-ey pain, (I have fibro) but I've taken it for so long that we are watching my liver function carefully. No problems yet, but I'd like to be able to use something not quite so liver toxic. I function pretty well and am able to work part time, but would like better pain control. questions: 1. what sort of pain does Lyrica control? Does it work for the 'forever flu' pain and aching? Or is it more for nerve type of pain? 2. does it help with fatigue, or does it make that worse? 3. I worry that I am using too big of a 'gun', with this med. How do I know if I am or not? I prefer a more wholistic approach to healing, but believe that western medicine has its place too. It's just that Lyrica seems scary to me, seems like a very powerful medication. I feel like if I start taking Lyrica I might be opening up a Pandora's box of new problems. I'd sure appreciate your input on this. Peace, Beth.