Biting the bullet

😖 after so long on no medication (trying to be brave) I have to go on the dreaded gabapentin upped to 6 a day by the consultant after a hospital visit ...had to have a medical before a MRI scan due to problems within me and the day after my visit my pain is intense so back to the pills I go ...just have to watch what I eat ...and the swelling of my ankles ...grrrr

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  • Sorry to here you are in so much pain hope this eases for you.

    Good luck: ):)

  • Oh I'm sorry. Maybe you won't have to stay on it and you'll be able to get yourself off after a while. I hope you get some relief.

    Take care××

  • Thankyou ..I will try and stay on it but hate poisoning my body ..but I need something ATM due to this awful pain .

  • Hi, sorry you are in so much pain today. My consultant put me on gabapentin at same dose, I worked my way up to six like he said but then lessened it down to threes day on my own as that felt enough for me. I have stayed at this level for about a year and am very happy with it. It certainly has helped with fibro pain even though I was given it for migraines originally !!

  • I had a rta in Oct 2016 sandwiched between 2 cars but not too serious as not going fast enough ...had lower back pain and right leg /hip pain since ...hence the MRI but nothing conclusive ..even though the consultant said if after seeing the rheumatologist and the physio I have no joy then surgery will be needed I don't understand this as if I need surgery why don't they do it so I don't have to endure anymore pain like I had yesterday after seeing them at the hospital it don't make sense ....

  • Hi My-chinaman

    I am so truly sorry to read this and I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck with your new medication and your MRI. Please take care of yourself my friend.

    All my hopes and dreams for you

    Ken

  • I've been on gabapentin for 10+ years at 3200 mg. a day don't know where I'd be without it

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