Newbie here with Lyrica question

Hello fellow MAVers. I came across this forum a little over a year ago when I first got diagnosed with this. So glad I found it cause I have questions now. I had things fairly under control for a while with some lifestyle changes and the use of Doxepin. Lately I’ve been having more breakthrough symptoms (probably due to weather changes) and increasing the Doxepin hasn’t helped. I’m trialing Lyrica right now with some free samples I got from the doctor and tapering the Doxepin. The plan is to take 75mg of Lyrica before bed and if I see an improvement after a week then start taking a second 75mg dose in the morning. So far what I have noticed just by taking it at night is how loopy I feel once it takes effect. My balance is awful on it. Not like my usual MAV off balance. It’s like I’m completely drunk off balance. Luckily I sleep most of this off and in the morning I don’t feel too bad. I’ve been on it almost a week and am wondering how long it takes for these side effects to subside. I really want to give this med a good trial but I don’t know how I am going to function on it during the day with being this loopy and off balance. Can I get by taking it just at night? I’m guessing probably not. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


I take pregabalin (Which is the same as lyrica) 75mg three times a day and I don’t seem to have any problems with it.
The only thing I’ve noticed is sometimes when I come home from work I might feel a little lethargic but we’re all different so who knows.