Hi, torikat. 900 mg of Lyrica is a HUGE dose. I'm very surprised you were prescribed that.
You need to wean off slowly. If you can function at 200, do that for a while, then reduce by 25 or 50 slowly after that. By slowly I mean at least a week. I'd tell you to consult your doctor, but what she said is nuts, so try another doctor for exact instructions.
You are bound to get major side effects without a taper. That is NOT the same as what you may feel like at zero.
Good luck to you.
I don't understand. If you maxed out with a dose of 900mg but 200mg is working, why not stay on the 200?
200 is still enough that u should cut that in half again before weaning off. I was on 300mg and weaned off it, I also had/ have nasea and vomiting and feeling flushed but don't think it's related to the lyrica, instead related to my cancer/ recovery / chemo. I had to go off Lyrica becaus of weight gain. I stpped it a few weeks back and already dropped a few pounds and can do my pants up agian! I notice my feet and legs hurt at night, and hurt when I get out of bed but as I go about my day I forget about it.
thanks everyone for your help, the 200mg isnt working as well anymore and the copay are getting difficult to pay thats why I am trying to wean myself off the drug