Sorry everyone. There are people who'd say this isn't about my head injury but that's the origin. All my problems have that origin. Anyway. TBI 13 years ago. Before that I took no pills. Now I take 27 pills a day. For various reasons. I've also put on 10 stone since my injury. Now my husband has tried to see if my pills could relate to my weight gain. The only thing he found was a relationship with my sciatica pills and weight. A few months after my injury I collapsed and had my first fit. I broke my pelvis in two places and I've had sciatica ever since.
The pills I take are 300mg Gabapentin and I take 12 daily. That's a shit load of it. Some people put on weight when taking much less of it. So a month or two before Christmas, my GP said I could slowly lower the dose to see if it has any effect. So I've been dropping it by one pill each week. Every drop makes me have cramps in my legs, sciatica and feeling a bit like flu. So here we are right now today is the first day that instead of 12 pills a day, I'm down to 6 pills a day. Half the dose. I suppose I should be proud I've got to this - I take 21 pills a day now rather than 27. However I'm sore. My sciatica is raging, my lower back, shoulders and neck. I just need to lie down, find a comfy position and hope to god that the land of nod allows me to drift off....thank you for listening / reading this. Over and out and I'll see you on the other side of tonight X