I just started on Lyrica (Pregabalin) last month and so far it's been ok apart from sleepiness (common) and what I can only describe as memory blips. Total blanks. I've always had short-term memory problems on my other meds but this morning I forgot my friend's second name - it went completely out of my head. Not even an "I'm sure it's Mac something...", just a total blank. I eventually remembered it, but this is a close friend I'm talking about - absolutely NO reason I should forget it. That was my wake up call, but my word recollection has been worse lately - there's been many an occasion when I can't think of the most simple of things. In my job I cover 3 different suburbs. When I was talking to a new contact about the three areas I remembered the first 2 but I could not for the life of me think of the third. Again, eventually I got it, but it was so embarrassing. The guy didn't know I had epilepsy or was on medication, so didn't have a clue what happened. I think he thought I was just mad. I wanted to explain to him but the only thing I could really say without totally veering onto the "I have epilepsy" "oh really..." conversation was "sorry,
I'm on medication ". Now that probably clarified his inkling that I was not the full shilling. What can ya do. Has anyone else had this experience with total memory blanks - or even any thoughts on what I can say in that type of situation?!