Again I am not a doctor or expert this is basicly from my own experience. I was prescribed lyrica by my old PM my new one has it on my list of meds. I don't do well on it so never got above 100mg. It really messes up my head and personality . But I still have a good supply of it. I have been weaning down off of high doses of opioid this past year. During weaning the first week as my body adjust to the new dose is always the hardest. My level of nerve pain will go threw the roof. Sometime when I'm grabbing for straws to stabilize it I would take a lyrica one 50 mg in the morning and another at night. I have found it not only shuts the nerve pain off but the night sweats and restlessness . Of course while I'm taking it I have to deal with the bad thing it does to me too so I take it only for the first week. I've seen studies about using it to help people during detox with great success . But like I said I dose at no more then 100mg a day. I just wanted to pass this on to other as a suggestion to speak to your doctor about during weaning. But always only use medications that are prescribed to you not given to you by friend and family.