As you all know I have been on Gabapentin 300mgs three times a day, for a while now. Well, as of 9 days ago, they stopped working.
They were a miracle drug for the short time they worked. I felt amazing. But 9 days ago I started to experience pain again, to the point I didn’t get more than 2 hours sleep a night for 7 days.
I contacted a doctor, explained my problems. He said to stay on them and keep the same dosage going.
I couldn’t bare it. The pain got too much again and with next to no sleep, I wasn’t eating properly.
So I took it into my own hands and upped the dose to 600mgs three times a day. Which was originally the plan anyway….
I’m sleeping again, although I’m playing catch up and am still exhausted, I’m sleeping. I’m also eating somewhat normally.
It’s not the best choice, I didn’t want to do it without my doctors permission. But what can you do?
I will be asking for other medication though. I have been warned today that I could put 3 stone on whilst being on them!!
A friend went through it and was told to get off them by their neuro.
She put on a lot of weight which made her condition worse, and as I have been told to lose weight as it is, it’s not a good choice for me either.
I need to lose 3.5 stone as it is. I can’t risk putting on 3 stone more. It will make the crushed disc worse along with my hips and knees.
To help me lose this weight I am doing a 5k neon walk on the 22nd. It’s a massive thing for me but a friend is coming along to help me 🙂
I feel good about it. I never do these things because of my anxiety, but I know it’s good to push myself from time to time.
I also know the people organising it so that helps on top 🙂
– Yes, expect a blog about it!
Sorry about the delay between posts recently.
I have been in a lot of pain as I have said (above). I haven’t been in the right mind to post anything.
But here’s a little update 🙂
I will (hopefully) be posting more over the next few days though, to play catch up!