My GP responded somewhat negatively when I asked about it. According to her the same compound that is in Lyrica has been around for a long time. It has been used for "what they used to call Neuralgia and it deadened nerve endings for pain relief" was her comment. She then asked if I had asked my eye doctor if my glaucoma could stand a script. When I asked he said he really didn't want me on it because it masked too many symptoms in the optic nerve. So, my personal experience never got off the ground, but I will say I didn't sense much enthusiasm from either doctor.
Have you inquired about B-12 shots or a true sleep aid script? My niece takes a reduced dose of a non addictive valium prescribed by her neurologist and hasn't had any side effects.She was able to cut her anti depressant script to half because of more rest.
I know you have probably heard this all before but do the survey on your sleeping enviroment,(light, noise and temperature) lay off electronic devices for at least 2 hrs before bedtime and go to bed actually sleepy not just drowsy.
My eratic sleep patterns caused a recent flare and I have gone back to a very ritualist bedtime behavior. You are so right to seek help to get your sleep.
Until the pain of remaining the same is greater than the pain to change: You won't.
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