Hi, I've been on Lyrica for 4 wks. and have been taking various dosages.
75 mg, then 150 mg. 2 times a day. I have facial shingles!!! Last week, the doctor cut me to 150 mg. once a day because I felt I was having some side effects that were concerning me. However those side effects went away before he decided to cut me back. After 3 days on the 150 mg. my shingles 'itching' which is terrible, was so bad I couldn't sleep for two nights hardly at all. So, over the weekend I went back to 150 mg. 2 times a day, starting yesterday. Today, I'm woozy, dizzy and feel drugged!! Wondering if this will pass or if I made a mistake going back to the additional 150 mg. without checking with him. I don't get to talk with him when I call. It's the 'phone person'. Usually, when I make a decision like this, it's an 'educated' one. He knows that. I check interactions and side effects and know this drug causes symptoms like this and that you don't go off or change dosage without the doctor's ok. Still, I've been on that dosage 4 wks. and only on the 150 for 3 days. I hope these symptoms go away, or improve. Any comments? thanks