Sleep Study, Iron Testing, So Long Gabapentin

Sleep Study, Iron Testing, So Long Gabapentin

Getting out of bed is so hard. But I did it—for the second day in a row—and finally got to sit down with my primary care physician today. I’d hoped to write something better today, but the best I can do is keep everyone apprised of the basics: I told my doctor...
Being Sick is Scary… For a Lot of Reasons

Being Sick is Scary… For a Lot of Reasons

“Just so you know, Dan, I read that quitting Gabapentin can be rough. Withdrawal symptoms include suicidal thoughts. So, keep an eye on me.” He paused in the doorway on his way to the kitchen. “Okay, I got your back,” Dan said. “Need...
Oh yeah? Well you can’t tell me that I *am* depressed.

Oh yeah? Well you can’t tell me that I *am* depressed.

My hands are swollen today. My skin burns. My knuckles ache. If I use the computer mouse for too long, my hand curls into that shape, and I have to force my fingers and palm to straighten out. At the same time all off my muscles—in addition to the ones in my hands—are...
My Medically Induced Vacation: Day 1

My Medically Induced Vacation: Day 1

I’m off work for the next two weeks while I try to navigate my new disabled life and continue evaluating the effectiveness of the Gabapentin my doctor prescribed. It’s not really a vacation at all, and it sucks that this is how I’m blowing...

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