I've continued to think about your situation and have additional thoughts. It took more than one appointment to convince my doctor how miserable I was. The killer, as you know, is lack of sleep. It makes nerve pain worse in my case and probably your case as well. I ended up with a tricyclic medication that helps me sleep better, and a low dose pain med to take when I'm desperate I think your GP is being conservative and we want our providers to be conservative, by starting you on a low dose and giving you time to adjust. Pregabalin does make one feel wonky. Be sure to drink extra water. And, yes, distractions help. Lastly, what is your nerve pain diagnosis? I assume that your doctor is on target. If you get to the point where both of you have thrown up your hands, it would not be out of line to ask for a neurology referral, especially since you might have a wait getting in to see a neurologist.