Feb 01, 2016
It is after 3 am. I've been laying in bed and I can't get my brain to turn off. I've been feeling achy today but for some reason I've also felt hyper. I usually feel like I don't have the energy to even move let alone get out of bed so this is odd. I've been taking the gabapentin and recently increased to 200 mg. I'm a huge light weight so I really have to start low.... like crazy low..... like blow the pharmacists mind low. I just started that drug this month, I can't remember the day but early Jan. They gave me 100 mg capsules so I could take start out taking 1 and build up as needed. I knew after taking the first one that it was going to help my pain. I have the worst pain in my left shoulder and it was really killing me when I took it. I little while later I realized it was feeling warm where the pain was and I felt the pain slowly fade out. It only lasted about half an hour and then I felt it slowly start to return. I had hope though.
It did help the pain more the second day but after the third day I could't get out of bed all day. I would wake up feeling like I didn't know where I was or which way I was laying in the bed. Was it day or night? I felt like I'd been put under anesthesia for surgery and couldn't pull out of it. I had to crawl to the bathroom. After I finally woke up good and could think I called and talked to the pharmacist to see if there was lower dose or a pill I could cut or something. Nope. So I ended up taking the capsules apart and taking half-ish of the powder inside (which really didn't taste too horrible mixed in a beverage). After a few weeks on that amount I decided to increase to 1 and I handled it better and was waking up after 12 hours. It decreased to 10 and the 9. I just started taking 2 so I expected to sleep all day but I woke up earlier than I expected and not can't get to sleep.
Maybe it isn't the drug. Maybe it is something else.... I don't know what but I guess I'll try to get to sleep again and see how I do tomorrow.