Week of 3rd-9th August.
I went to work on the Monday and I really struggled without my morphine patches, but I managed to finish the shift, I was absolutely exhausted when I came home.
On the Tuesday I came to work again but this time when I came into work for an afternoon shift I felt much worse! By the time I had got in and put my bag and belongings in my locker the pain hit me and caused me to cry again and I went to the manager explained the situation and I went home.
I was off for the rest of the week, phoning the doctors trying to get patches and trying to control my pain and FAILING.
By the time the weekend came I was in so much pain I could barely move, I was stuck on the sofa all Saturday morning.
I had to call the out of hours doctors and after waiting a while they phoned back and recommended either going to hospital again (which I wasn’t going to do) or gabapentin which is for nerve pain…obviously I took the gabapentin.
Since taking the gabapentin (since saturday) so for 5 days I have felt:
- Rapid heart rate
- Increased anxiety
- Stomach ache
All these symptoms above have made me feel really ill and since I’ve only been taking them for a short period of time I thought to myself- should I be feeling like this, so I phoned the doctor.
Discussing all my medications he told me to come off the gabapentin and the naproxen surprisingly?!
He told me that I could try a more effective and stronger dose anti-inflammatory instead.
So Thursday 13th (tomorrow), I am hoping that it will be ready at the pharmacy for me and that it will help!