Hi I have now been presecribed Gabapentin for nerve pain. I have suspected prolapsed disc which is causing sciatica in both legs and severe back pain. I am planning to go back to work next week and my GP has given me this - he says it is good for nerve pain. I am also taking Ibuprofen and Codeine and Paracetamol. Determined to get back to work!!
Can you stop taking Gabapentin suddenly or do you have to wean off them. I am interested to know about side affects as I have to drive. I am going to take less Codeine over the next few days as they do make me a bit drowsy.
Or has anyone found any other painkiller to help?
Some of my Physio exercises are really useful. Especially lying on my front with a towel round my lower back and pulling it up with my arms, like doing half a press up - putting pressure onto the lower spine is wonderful!! Seems to help for a while.
thanks in advance for any replies