When my Dr. put me on Lyrica, it did about what gabapentin did for me. But, let me tell you, I took Lyrica for about 3 months and in that 3 months I gained around 30lbs. It took me quite a while to get that weight off.
I took Lyrica as part of a neuropathy research study. My neuropathy was marginal at the time and I ended up in the treatment group. Of course, I wasn't supposed to know this but I started having side effects that were very difficult to chalk up to a placebo effect. I'll tell you, for future reference, my neuropathy will have to be pretty bad before I consider going on it as treatment.
I hear that. I could not wait for my Dr. to get me off of Lyrica. Im glad you are doing well. I am like you, it would have to be the last resort before I would ever get back on it.