In case you are wondering, Gabapentin s used with other medications to prevent and control seizures. It is also used to relieve nerve pain such as trigeminal neuralgia, diabetic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, and restless legs syndrome. Gabapentin is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug.
In May when the weather started getting very warm, I stopped taking the Gabapentin. In June, I started to feel more pain. My over-all level of pain increased and changes in the weather, most specifically the air pressure, started to drastically increase my pain.
Therefore, my experiment worked. Gabapentin, or Neurontin, does play a significant role in reducing my pain. I started taking it again mid-August and as of September 18th, it still hadn't taken full effect. In other words, the pain reducing effect is not immediate and does take some time to have full effect.
I apologize for not updating my blog in a while. The pain has left me tired and unable to focus. Hopefully that will change soon when the meds kick back in!