It’s worth the withdrawal journey. I have fibromyalgia and I was on it for a year. I went from being able to function in a high powered job, very clever, high multi-tasking etc to barely able to function through the day, lack of concentration and speaking gobbledegook. Also, I didn’t find it completely managed my pain cos I never wanted to increase my dose after the first increase, once was enough. Do I still suffer with pain? Yes. Is codeine enough? No. Do I regret coming off lyrica? NO! I’m myself again. I hear your fear about coming off but it’s worth the journey.
For example, people undergoing dialysis face multiple challenges. First, they must cope with the loss of function of their kidneys. This is a devastating loss, which is often accompanied by a great deal of anxiety, depression, and grieving. Second, dialysis means adopting an entirely new lifestyle – one in which several days a week are devoted to treatment. Third, a majority of people in dialysis feel exhausted after the procedure, and cannot do anything strenuous the rest of the day. Fourth, they must accept strict dietary restrictions to maintain their health.
Cannabis smoke contains thousands of organic and inorganic chemicals, including many of the same carcinogens as tobacco smoke.  A 2012 special report by the British Lung Foundation concluded that cannabis smoking was linked to many adverse effects, including bronchitis and lung cancer.  They identified cannabis smoke as a carcinogen and also said awareness of the danger was low compared with the high awareness of the dangers of smoking tobacco particularly among younger users. They said there was an increased risk from each cannabis cigarette due to drawing in large puffs of smoke and holding them.  Cannabis smoke has been listed on the California Proposition 65 warning list as a carcinogen since 2009, but leaves and pure THC are not.