That's wonderful news that you are trying some new medicines...I just advise you...that by switching so many of them at one time....it's possible to have an issue or allergic reaction and not know which medicine is causing what...so just realize this and ask if he wants you to gradually exchange these or is this all in one day...just keep notes and open dialogue with your Dr.
The 'gabba'...lol...is the generic version of Neurontin...it's name is Gabapentin...and yes...it's a nerve pain medicine that a lot of people have great success...you are usually started off on a low dose...and then tirate up as needed since it can cause some 'wooziness' and fatigue when first started...so just be aware...do not drive while on it in the beginning....and realize that those type of issues will go away after a few weeks to a month...
It's also good they are using a 24 hour antiinflammatory medicine...as well as adding the Tramadol...(which is the generic version of Ultam)...and sometimes people actually get better pain relief than some narcotics as it hits a different pain receptor in the brain...same thing with this medcine...there can be a few 'nuisance' side effects that usually go away after a few weeks...
Just make sure when you get the Pharmacy instructions with the Tramadol that you are not taking any of the other medicine it lists as an interaction to possibly cause Serotonin Syndrome...
This is such good news to have a Dr. who listens and is working with you to try different things..
I wish you great luck..:)
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006