I was on Lyrica too and it absolutely helped with the nerve pain. Just know its not just like taking a painkiller when you need it..you need to start it correctly and come off of it correctly.
See if your pain becomes worse - at least with mine it went from some cramping which was tolerable to pretty excruciating over a 2 week period so hopefully yours goes the other way and stops
Mine was nerve compression from scar tissue from my many ankle surgeries over the past 5 years and because of a surgery to correct my foot, a nerve also got stretched. 2 nerve release surgeries now in the past 6 months and now I am in waiting mode to see what happens and what I will end up with.
Good luck and keep us posted!