Coming to the end of what’s turned out to be a good week.
Gabapentin no longer wipes me out, rendering me unconscious of an evening. Chasing it with plenty of water seems to be the answer, flushing it from my stomach, where it’s absorbed too rapidly, into my gut, where absorption is much slower. I wonder if there’s an enteric-coated version?
My new dressings (Zetuvit Plus for those who care about such things), control leakage 100%, even in my prodigiously leaky right leg. Painful in use, but these things are always a trade-off, balancing benefits against side effects, and I seem to be on the winning side for now, at least.
All things considered I’m beginning to think I might actually get control of my life back.
Update, August 11, 18.35
The above was hopelessly over-optimistic, and today everything has gone to hell in a handbasket. To save me typing, which is getting difficult, this is the text of a tweet I posted earlier on Twitter:-
I am screwed. Just when I thought I’d beaten Gaba into submission, it’s seriously messed me up.
Twitching uncontrollably all day, can barely used trackball cos of spasms generating random right clicks, can’t read a book, or Kindle, without risking it being thrown to the floor (especially Kindle – too expensive to risk and that’s where all my current books are), not to mention some crap best described as mini convulsions that damn near knock me off my chair (and have in the past, I suspect, when I thought I’d fallen asleep and fallen off – would explain the violence – still have bruises from the last one nearly 3 weeks on).
Dunno WTF is going on but it has to stop, so getting doc out tomorrow. Writing to him tonight as I need a replacement for Gaba ASAP – or maybe not – maybe I’ll just stick with morphine and DHC and see how I get on. Decisions . . .The above