I took Lyrica for about 18 months - it did very little for my nerve pain and nothing for my migraines - I gained more weight than I care to share, and my finger swelled so much, I wasn't able to wear my wedding ring, and they had to cut it off for my last surgery (to the tune of about $600 to fix).
I stopped taking Lyrica last June, and even though I've finally been able to lose some of the weight, my fingers are still too swollen to wear my wedding ring (which was too big when I weighed this much before) AND I had the ring sized up when I had it repaired. It's rather depressing knowing that I weigh less than I have in 4 years, and I still can't wear my wedding ring.
My doc says it'll take a while for that swelling to go down - but really? It's already been close to a year