My doc just put me on lyrica and I feel SO STONED!! Slept all day the first and second days! I'm just wondering... what is this med supposed to do for us anyway? Does it help muscle pain, joint pain other types of pain or is it just effective for nerve related pain?? Also, how long does it take to start working? I'm really petrified about the weight gain issue as I am already about 25 pounds overweight and I don't want to stay on this stuff if its not going to help my pain! So far, I can't tell any difference in anything except I feel a little more "stupid" and sleepy!