a reply to: andy06shake
I don't think you have cancer, but I'm no expert.
I am, however, somewhat of an expert (through experience) on Gabapentin. Now, everyone reacts differently, of course (varying body chemistry, diet,
sensitivities, etc.), but, I was on Gabapentin for about 2 weeks for sciatic nerve pain. It didn't help - at least not noticably, but, it DID
decimate my immune system for awhile (compromising the immune system is a side effect, cancer is a rare side effect.)
I had a plantar wart for probably 15 years, which I didn't realize was a wart, it was just a small mark on the bottom of my foot which never grew or
bothered me. It grew like crazy suddenly. My hands were beat red. My nails stopped growing (I noticed a horizontal 'stop' line on every fingernail
after they had started growing again.) My doctor told me the only side effect was "you might be a bit lethargic, but that's it." He didn't bother to
tell me it's an immune suppressing drug with cancer as a potential (again, rare) side effect. I obviously stopped it, took a few months to recover
Another thing, tolerance builds rapidly (like double-dose for same effect within a day or two, with a cap on effectiveness) - in other words, it's
basically #e for helping with pain for the most part anyway, but it's easier to prescribe than opiates.
Obviously, this isn't the typical reaction, or nobody would take it. I guess I'm a "1%er" after all!
Just wanted to give you a heads-up that it
isn't exactly the most benign of drugs. I also have a problem with the fact that they don't actually know the exact mechanism of how it works for
nerve pain. I like to know what anything I'm going to take is supposed to do, and how it goes about doing it.
Good luck, hope the resolution and the interim time getting to it isn't too painful and fully resolves quickly!