Hi Everyone, My doctor prescribed Lyrica today. He gave me a card to give the Pharmacist and I am to get Free samples then from the Pharmacist for a week, then start the Prescription he wrote. I ran a Search now, and found lots of you have tried it. I read and read lots of your posts. But I am still confused. Is this drug for burning pain and pins and needles? Because if that is what it helps, I would not need it. I have ACHES, mosltly aching muscles, or what feels like being hit by a big truck....sore all over....and cramps in my hands. Sometimes my feet are tender on the bottom, but I have already solved the foot problem by putting a heat pad on my feet all night. Anyway, the fear I have of trying this (I wish I hadn't even agreed to it) is that I read it is a later generation of Neurontin? Neurontin was the worst drug I ever tried!! I hallucinated so badly and was so off balance that I could not even crawl to the phone for help. I sat in a corner on the floor and was just really and truly a crazy person! I would never take another Neurontin under any circumstances. Now do I need to fear something like this with Lyrica? The docs annoy me so much about drugs, because I tell them and tell them about the terrible things that have happened, but they give me drugs anyway. I guess I do have to try things sometimes to find out. BUT ALL THE SSRI'S AND CYMBALTA AND NEURONTIN AND TOPIMAX AND ALL ANTIDEPRESSENTS, AND ETC, ETC.....the list goes on and on have produced such terrible side effects that it was awful. I sometimes end at the ER if I am able to call someone to take me. I do not want anything to tamper with my brain chemicals, unless it is just the one receptor in the brain that the Triptan meds used for Migraine help. I CAN take the Triptan class of drugs. Can also take Ativan and do, and can take Valium, but don't usually. On the other hand I cannot take many of the benzodiazapines, either. Could not take Zanax or Klonopin, for example. I can and do take Vicodin, but cannot take any asprin products or Cox2 products. Sorry to have gone on and on about this, but I am so sensitive to drugs. And it really scared me that this Lyrica is related to Neurontin? So if it is for those burning kinds that I don't have, I think I will not do it. But otherwise maybe I should try it? I am very confused. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Margaret P.S. I will not be starting the Lyrica right away, because on Monday I am having an guided-arm epidural injection in my spine for the herniated disks. I get put to sleep for this procedure, and will be temporarily in more pain in my back for a few days after until the steroids start to work. Then it is all worth it because my back usually gets MUCH better, and even the FM is better then. So it will be about a week before I try the Lyrica, if I do. Thanks.