Lyrica may not be a narcotic but it most certainly is addicting. I have been on it for over 10 years, before the commercials. I was on 600 mg a day. I tried to get off of it and thought I had the flu for a whole week. I took a Lyrica and all symptoms went away. I worked in a clinic and asked one of the nurses, and she said yep that's the withdrawal from Lyrica, we see it all the time. Crazy I know but any drug that your body gets used to then take it away, and your body reacts. Even sugar, caffeine, and many other things. Lyrica is one of the hardest drugs to come off of if you've taken it for a long time. It even put me in a better mood when I was down. I still take it but at a lower dose. I hope this helps someone.