I noticed on the news this morning about an increasing trend of Pregabalin abuse and likening it to misuse of valium etc.
I’ve never heard of this before and always thought Pregabalin was just like Gabapentin.
I then checked Gabapentin abuse online and was really surprised to find thats also a thing!
Ive been on Gabapentin for 8yrs and take the highest dose possible (although it did take me a good few years to work up to that dose) and Ive never had any adverse side effects. And I take it with an ‘opioid’ and a ‘muscle relaxant’, and have honestly never felt a ‘high’ of any sort. It just does what its supposed to do and helps with the pain.
I did have a friend who was briefly on it a few years ago, after a hip replacement and she was amazed that I could even get out of bed in the morning whilst on it - as she felt like a zombie.
Im the sort of person who tolerates medication very well and rarely have bad reactions on them - the only time in my life that new medication has made me very ill was whilst I was on Tecfidera a few years ago and when I was started on Duloxetine in April of this year and it made me seriously ill. Thats its for my whole life so far - 2 out of ALL the meds Ive been on in my 44yrs aint bad lol
I just wondered if anyone on here has ever had any adverse reactions whilst on it?