Lyrica was the first medicine approved by the FDA for treating fibromyalgia pain. It is indicated for fibromyalgia pain and is felt to work by decreasing the pain signal intensity at the spinal cord level.
One of the possible side effects is drowsiness, which can affect the sleep, but it's not approved as a sleep med.
Please work with your doctor to determine benefits and side effects of any of your meds, and whether it's best for you to continue them.
When I started on Lyrica (about 2 years ago now), it took approximately 3 months for my symptoms to truly see improvement. They went away gradually over time for me.
Lyrica is a drug that requires "building up" in the system, and maintaining a certain level in order to continue being effective. That's why they warn you not to miss doses or take double doses in the papers that come with it.
Give it a little more time, but if you don't see any improvement in 3-6 months, you will definitely need to revisit with your doctor!
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