I am now 52, and my syptoms were the same until I started on Lyrica a couple of years ago. That was when the leg, foot
and lower back cramps
went into overdrive. As stated above by another poster, they were as intense as labor pains, usually waking me from a dead sleep, screaming and falling to the floor. However, something no one has addressed is the horrible swelling, and how the cramps cause bed-wetting, and urinary incontinence... at least they did with me.