@Ronnie I took high does of Lyrica (it’s a GABA drug, very similar to gabapentin) with low doses of nortriptyline in my early PVPS days.
I started with the lyrica and had pretty tremendous brain fog and memory loss for a while, which did settle down after about a month.
Nortriptyline was added later on (30mg per day) and it did help with the pain a bit. I had wild dreams if I took it too close to bed and it kind of made me wired.
Lyrica and/or gabapentin are not good drugs to be on long-term (even though docs and the FDA say they’re perfectly safe)
This study tends to say otherwise:
A lot of people who take lyrica or gaba for a long time report memory loss, dizziness, coordination problems, etc.
I also quit lyrica cold turkey and went through some nasty withdrawal/flu like symptoms for a couple of days and didn’t feel ‘right’ for about a week. I was literally craving lyrica pills. It was weird.
Anyways, I’m not saying don’t try them. They do help some people, but just don’t be on them long-term.
Another thing to consider that I’ve found worked better for my neuropathic pain was alpha lipoic acid 600MG 1x day. It’s not just some BS supplement, there is research that it helps those with diabetic neuropathy, and in Germany and Holland it’s used as first line treatment for neuropathic pain. It’s not a cure for me, that’s for sure, but it helps take the edge off.
Anyways, I’d at least try the meds before going for a reversal, and see where you’re at after a month of taking them.