Lyrica helped me for a bit, but I'm not sure if it was a placebo effect or if I improved somewhat. Towards the end when I stopped taking it, I think it was actually making my pain worse, which is actually a common side effect of Lyrica.
Be careful about long-term use:
It's not as safe as they say, and I'll tell you this, my brain did not work the same while I was taking it. From brain fog to memory loss, I think it's just a bad drug. Try it for a while, but get off of it as quick as you can.
@vasregret the broken record here: I take alpha lipoic acid 600mg per day for neuropathic pain and it helps way more than these drugs do. No side effects, other than some nausea if I take it in the morning, so I take it before bed. Not trying to sell you BS supplements or anything, but there is strong research on ALA for neuropathic pain - it's a first line treatment in Germany and the Netherlands for diabetic neuropathy (you know, in countries where drug companies don't give doctors perks for prescribing their drugs, or send them to fancy conferences with free meals, drinks etc. it's wrong)