Anyway I am going to quit taking Lyrica. I was liking it at first as it reduced my pain from the autoimmune neuropathy, but it completely eliminates all stress/worries/anxiety etc. and it makes me literally fearless. I have no fear of living and that's a terrible feeling actually. I feed off of stress and that's a primary reason why I am successful at doing things. I have a type A and compulsive personality and I like having the odds against me and having to fight my way to the top when I'm at the bottom. The prospect that I am stress free and will have to actually prioritize rather than do things at the spur of the moment under stress is extremely scary and I can't deal with that. This medicine is not me at all. It makes me relaxed, sleepy, and it impairs my memory. I stopped taking it last night and I'm having withdrawals, but it's better than not being myself. I can figure out how to live with this pain.