I Have a knackered neck and back thro prolapsed discs etc due to a accident which I had 40 years ago and was deemed in operable at the time and still is according to a Neuro surgeon. But has caused little or no trouble until 2 years ago. I have tried all the pain killers to no avail. I cannot take aspirin as I am on Warfarin to thin my blood due to A/F. Finally my doc put me on gabapentin 75mg twice aday
I Took gabapentin for 3 weeks and had some terrible experiences. Once I feel asleep in my living room
( I have lived at this address for 29 years) When I awoke I didn't know where I was and asked my wife where the toilet was, she thought I was acting daft. After taking me to it I recognised where I was. Another experience as my distance sight became blurred. I had a feeling of out of bodyness as if living in a dream world. Finally one night I woke up and found my self in the back garden.That was enough for me I told my Doc I want off it and now take Tramadol its not much better at relieving neck pain but no side effects.
My best relief was prednisilone I Had read about it being a pain killer and I had some left from when I had P M R It brought immediate relief a new lease of life.
When I told my docs she went bananas and put me on a reducing dose because of the bad side effects of steroids.I am now awaiting physiotherapy and maybe spinal injections