Thanks for your reply, Kate. Is the lyrica better than neurontin? Does Neurontin make you gain weight? Yikes, I don't need that! I'm glad to hear that ultram is effective for you. I didn't think it was a strong med, and since vicodin never was that effective for me I thought surely ultram wouldn't be. I guess I shouldn't count on the meds right now since I'm less than 24 hrs post injection and they did say I'd feel bad for a couple of days. Can't wait for some relief.