It's been a few weeks since I last posted. I was having terrible drunkeness and disorientation, felt like I was looking at the world through a haze or a film. I was too tired to do much of anything, just really felt terrible.
I've probably been on Gabitril for over a year, maybe even two years, in a small dose. I would experience the drunk feeling occasionally, but could still force myself to keep moving. It did
help the pain. I was having a lot of pain in my rear end, and down the backs of my legs. The pain had returned and gotten worse, so my Dr increased the dosage. I didn't equate all the "loopiness" I was experiencing with the Gabitril at first, and neither did my Dr! I was being treated for my allergies, which are a big pain also, but it wasn't helping my loss of mentality. I don't know what made it click with me that it could be the Gabitril, but it just did.
I believe God literally snapped me to realization. Anyway, I pulled up the site for Gabitril and checked the side effects. I had them all but one!!!!!
I made an appointment with my Dr immediatley, and told her to get me OFF THE GABITRIL
. It's one that you have come off gradually. I've been "renewed" mentally since I've been off it completely, (only about a week and a half). It's so wonderful to be able to function on that level again, and not so incompasitatingly tired!!!
But, now I'm back to all the pain.
I've just been trying to "grin & bare it", and taking ibuprofen. I'm not sure how far I can go like this, but the Dr has given me all kinds of meds for pain, and they knock me out. I have to, and want to hold down a job, so that doesn't work. I love my job. It does more for me than just pay me a salary. She said she just didn't have anything else to give me, sooooooo.........
Anyway, I wanted to update everyone on my situation, and let you all know what the Gabitril did to me, in case anyone else has the same experience. Hopefully you won't have to play the game I did to find out what's causing your symptoms!
I just want to say that I appreciate all of you, and the opportunity to be able to come here for help or comfort....whatever I need. I don't post regularly, and it's great to have this port in the storm, when the waters get rough. Thank you all so much!