I have been on Gabapentin for 15 months at varying high doses (2400mg - 3600mg). In an ideal world I would take the max dose, but I struggle to work as it wipes me out and I get overwhelming need to sleep! Even at my current dose (2400mg) I feel my mental acuity is suffering. My neurologist suggested switching to Lyrica.
I have been transitioning for a couple of weeks (per instruction), now on 900mg gabapentin and 250mg Lyrica, with the intention of removing gabapentin entirely in another 10 days and upping the lyrica to 300mg. But, I am in far more pain. Do these two work together, or is taking both simultaneously pointless? Does it take some time for the Lyrica to take effect? I am thinking of reverting back to the gabapentin alone.
Experiences/advice would be very welcome.