Hi all I have taken my first gabapantin I was dubious about taking them as I had read about the side affects , I need to be alert as i am full time carer formy husband who has small cell lung cancer. I have been ok with my first tablet so hopefully everything will be ok. I may go back to the dr and ask for a refferal back to my rhumatologist who diagnosed me with polymyalga but the pain is all over sometimes i can't sit back in a chair because my skin feels so sore. Sometimes during a flare up my shins feel like they are burning it affect my feet,hips,thighs back,shoulders,and those stabbing pains in my head again last week brought me to tears at the doctors, most of all i feel guilty complaining after what my husband is going through, I also want to take a refresher course in driving as i haven't driven for a long time but with all these aches and pains its difficult. I know I have fibro as my mum had it bless her but i never really understood it i don't know if its hereditry or it's just a coincidence but if i know what i'm dealing with i might be able to cope better. Thanks for listening i will let you know if there is any news.