lyrica is actually more related to the types of anti siezure meds that are taken to treat more of the neuropathic types of pain.tho it is not a narcotic by any means,it is considered a controlled substance(class V).the controlled part came from the drug trials but frankly after reading just how this came about,i realistically cannot see any actual risk for abuse potential.i was on this for about a month and a half a couple years ago for my neuro pain and sympathetic type pain syndromes.while it did help alot with my particular pain crap,the side effects were just horrid for me.it affected my vision and my ability to just walk normally.i felt like i had just consumed a six pack or something.this also affected my kidneys too.gait issues and vision problems since this hit the market and started being used on any more people out in the population,seem to be the more common complaints.it can be a wonder drug for some with neuro pain control or really hit you like a tidal wave with side effects.any effects any med will actually have on any given patient is pretty highly individual.it is always worth a try if you are trying to treat the types of pain syndromes that just do not actually respond to any level or strength of a narcotic type pain med.hope this helps. **
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