Yes, I have taken Lycria I still do but am trying to get off it and only take it PRN. Watch off if you are anything like me and are scared of dependence (especially if your like me and can get your insurance pulled at any moment)
I have taken any where from 75 up to 600 mg all from a doctor t.i.d.
You might not be able to get up to 600mg because the the highest dose that doctor are told they should prescribe is 450mg, and that is only if you have fibro, and I am a special case :-)
For me personally anything under 450mg is a waste, but at that dose I would say that pound for pound it's better than benzo any day, but prepared for some nasty side effect at that dose, like blurred vision, weight gain.
I tried many benzo too. I am in no mood to look up the spelling but midolazam, Nitrapzime, Xanax, Klono, Ativan, Trialozam, Valium, some other hypnotics, and some non-benzodiazipnes.
And don't start out high, if you do anything, work your way up to a higher dose starting out at 600mg, or 450mg even might have you walking into walls, it did me..lol
Tolerance builds with the quickness, so what I did and it worked for a while is take two day on and three days off, or just take it when i needed it.
Also- Withdrawals. Lyrica is easier to get than just about any scheduled substance, they give you samples and everything. Don't believe a doctor if he says dependence and withdrawal won't occur..if he says that he did not do enough research. I heard plenty of horror stories on people on way way lower doses than mine is say it similar to benzo withdrawal. I have some horror stories of my own, insurance got yanked puked my guts out until my doctor gave me like 7-8 free bottle of the 75 mg.
But if you need it you need it.
And yes it does mess up your cognition - its like neurotins bigger brother, and I know people call neurotin dummy pills..lol
WARNING: With a name like Dangerous why would you ever take medical advice from me?