I was prescribed Lyrica a week ago as my pain was just out of control ( I have been in crash for the last 6 weeks). I am a chronic pain sufferer in addition to ME/fibro pain, and it is moderate- severe. The pain is has greatly reduced in the last day and I was able to get out of bed without using my stick, BUT side effects include: palpitations, jitters, anxiety, like I'm on the edge of a panic attack, trembly, manic energy and unable to rest or stop, negative thoughts, feeling starving hungry and craving sugar....and I have just been reading up on the other side effects!! I gather it is also hard to get off and causes huge weight gain.... Your thoughts?