I called Dr this morning cuz I was in horrid agony. That pinched nerve in my neck is giving me the works. Anyway, I asked Dr if I could try Gabapentin.
So my friend Deb picks it up and brings it over to me and I take one. These are 300mg to be taken 3 times a day. I started feeling it in about
an hour. This stuff is kinda freaky, but I think it's going to work. The best way I can explain it, is that it makes the pain go from jumping up and down on you to sitting in the back seat. It's still there, but it's like there's some kind of freaky force field up blocking the full effect. I know this sounds crazy and it would actually probably scare me if I was uninformed about
meds. But let me tell you what...I went from curled up in a fetal position with a pillow over my head this morning to having done 5 loads of laundry tonight. My boys are ecstatic tonight that I was actually human instead of a moaning lump. If this stuff actually works out for me, it will improve my quality of life A LOT. The oxy and lortab make the pain bearable, but today the gabapentin helped me be able to DO things. I am looking forward to a decent sleep tonight. Keep your fingers crossed!
I am listing symptoms/test results cuz my Dr is still trying to figure out exactly what's going on with me. If any of this rings a bell with you, email me at daisyhen at msn dot com.
DDD- MRI confirmed
disc slippage in neck-MRI confirmed
Had both knees scoped in '93' (awesome improvement)
Are we having fun yet?