Tommy, I was put on Lyrica for Fibromyalgia (that was misdiagnosed) b/c I aslo had a lot of the same symptoms that you experienced. I just finished getting off the Lyrica about a month ago (it's one you also have to taper like a benzo) and I am experiencing the same symptoms I had prior to taking the Lyrica, only they are worse. I believe it's due to the withdrawal from the Lyrica! So, while it may alleviate some of the sxs in the short-term, eventually, it will likely be a med you have to come off through a taper process and re-live the same symptoms, as it acts on GABA as well.
I haven't begun my benzo tapers yet, but will soon, so I expect to enjoy the fun that is feeling like my muscles are being put through the ringer, and then going numb, or being set on fire, for quite awhile. But I think that will eventually heal.
So, from a personal standpoint, I would avoid Lyrica or its cousin (Neurontin?) just so you have one less thing to taper from in the future and let your body heal. I have been doing water therapy classes in the warm water therapy pool that combine yoga, pilates, strength, and stretching, and then I soak in the hot tub afterwards. That really seems to help with the pain. I also apply Traumeel (homeopathic) cream to the areas that are the worst when I'm in severe pain, and that also immediately helps.
HTH and good luck. Hugs,