Does anyone have experience with Gabapentin?
Before my EDS Diagnosis.... they put me on this after a car accident. I actually never took it because 1. I did not really like or trust the first doctor I saw; and 2. The second doctor I saw did not think it was my nerves at all. (I trusted him, and he sent me to physical therapy)
Now.... I have the EDS Diagnosis and possible fibromyalgia.
In the past two years... I have had 3 knee surgeries and 4weeks ago I had shoulder stabilization surgery. Thursday and Friday I worked long days and I had physical therapy after work. I had a horrible pain response to all of the work and PT. I almost went to the emergency room Friday night....I was able to make it to Saturday morning and went to the walk-up clinic. They almost sent me to the E.R. but instead they got a hold of my shoulder surgeon. He was able to give some suggestions and they got my pain under better control and gave me oxycodone and gabapentin. (I see my surgeon later this week to make sure the surgery is okay)
So now I am on gabapentin.... I talked to my physical therapist today... he really likes that I was put on gabapentin because he has seen me after all of my surgeries and he knows how I respond to surgery. He said "your body has never responded well to any surgery. Your body never heals great or normal. I hate to say this... but almost like complex regional pain syndrome or like RSD. I think gabapentin might be a good thing to try"
Is anyone else on gabapentin? Thanks everyone!