I started taking Lyrica in 9/07. I had worked my way up to only 1/2 the dose my Dr wanted me to get to when I gave up on it in 2/08. I couldn't handle the dizziness and other side effects. So at the time, I felt it was best to stop. My Dr tapered me off slowly, and I said I would not take it ever again. However, I have been in such extreme pain for months now....I remembered that although the side effects were bothersome, that I experienced less pain back then. Since I stopped the Lyrica, I also tried Neurontin for awhile...it did nothing for me. My Dr has prescribed everything you can think of since then....Narcotics, pain patches, more PT.....nothing was helping. It has gotten to the point that I can no longer handle daily tasks. So I asked my Dr to let me try Lyrica again, only because I remember that the pain was lessened while taking it. So he agreed, and started me back off at a low dose. I am now only up to 150 mg a day. It does seem to help somewhat with my pain levels, but I have been experiencing weird side effects again. For example, every day after my lunch at work, I am so unsteady that I think I will fall. I get very shaky too. I tremble so badly and I just can't stop it. Today I was walking through the office at work, and it felt like the floor was moving. Sort of like I was in one of those fun houses that make the floor move and you have to try and keep your balance. But the floor wasn't moving. It was me. And it scared me. Then sometimes, my vision seems to get "messed up". I don't know if it is the bright lights at work or what. But I notice that if it starts to get too bright or too dark outside, I feel like I cannot see. I have to keep blinking to remind myself that I am ok, and not having a seizure or something. It is terrifying. My Dr wants me to work up to more than 400 mg of Lyrica....he said most people only get relief at that dosage. But if I cannot even handle 150 mg (and I tried before) how can I handle 400+ mg? Are my symptoms related to Lyrica, or FM or something else??? Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.