My doctor has prescribed pregabalin for my fibromyalgia, at a low dose, for two months. I waited until work was wrapped up for the hear, as side effects include dizziness and general space-cadet-ness, which wouldn’t be ideal for the last week of work.
I took my first dose of pregabalin on two nights ago. I curled up in my favourite chair and knitted for a bit. I found myself nodding off fairly promptly, so took myself off to bed and slept. I woke up early.
That day I was dizzy and had visual disturbances – rather like the frame rate for my eyes wasn’t quite fast enough. It was peculiar, to say the least, so I didn’t drive anywhere. I felt drowsy all day and a wee bit spacey.
The second day, being today, was a lot better. No dizziness and no frame rate peculiarities. My pain levels have considerably decreased, but I’m not sure if that’s because I’m on holiday and so I’m pottering about more (because I don’t have to lie and rest for work), or if it’s already beginning to work.
So far it has been the least offensive drug I have ever begun to take. There doesn’t seem to be any mental disturbances, and I don’t feel particularly spacey or dizzy anymore. So far I’m impressed and vaguely optimistic this may work.