Stumbler thank you for your reply and I fully understand the advice of taking meds like lyrica and baclofen regularly but the amount I have to take would mean I would be stoned up daily and I am not prepared to live my life like that. In a fog. I am lucky in that they work within 30 mins / an hour because I (brace yourself) open up the capsule and put in water so there is a direct hit. Same with baclofen I dissolve it under my tongue. Both of these work very well for me as I have some days where the symptoms do not attack and I don’t want to take medications if they are not needed. It’s just my way of coping.