I had a good experience at my GP appointment yesterday; he listened to all the feedback I received from many of you (Thank you!) about the dosing protocol for Prednisolone. I had printed out several of your comments, (names redacted) and 2 of the reports. We quickly agreed to prescribe 20mg/day, with a slow taper of 1 mg less monthly. Success! Thank you...
THEN, he prescribed Gabapentin, as I complained that I was still in a great deal of pain especially in my legs; some days I can barely walk.
WELL, HELL! I took my first 300mg of Gabapentin last evening, and let me tell you, it was QUITE an evening! I may as well had been back at University in the 70s, staring at a Lava lamp and listening to Sargent Pepper... the experience was quite trippy! Yes, it eradicated all the pain–I could walk with full range of motion– but HELL, was I ever in an altered state; slightly sleepy (a common side-effect, according to the warnings) but also a feeling of euphoria, calmness, and, truth be told, quite a silly mood.
Has anyone else had an experience like this with Gabapentin?