Hi niknoo and yadnad... This is my very first post so apologies in advance if I'm not posting in the correct place...My concentration isn't good either as I'm still struggling with the after effects of the PIP assessment, that I had last week. I'm not in a very good place. So I wanted to let you know that I empathize to what you may be going through...It's not just the day of the appointment...it's the whole lead up and after wards.It's so wrong and shouldn't be allowed. My anxiety hit it's max and am now just defeated..Pregabalin - I was prescribed this 6 years ago whilst waiting for a back operation. I didn't last on them very long, because I couldn't handle the side effects... Sadly now, I'm faced with making the same decision again about this drug and other drugs - for physical pain, conditions and mental health...I'm scared about taking anything - so I don't....but maybe that's just my anxiety, depression, " mind" not making the right choices and im suffering more than necessary....However, I have been told that there's a sister drug to pregabalin which is called gabapentin...apparently it works in the same way but with fewer side effects for some...Maybe worth a thought!I hope you can find some pain relief soon.I wish you the strength you need to get through your pip...Kindness to allTarnia.