We’ll See

July 20, 2006 at 12:10 pm

Saw my doctor and showed her the article and she gave me a prescription for gabapentin. My insurance covers it 100% but charges $60 for Neurontin so I went with the generic. I took Neurontin in the past but was still on my former employer’s insurance and they only charged $20. I just started so I don’t think there’s been much of a difference but I’ll give it a few weeks. This is my only hope for any “hormone replacement therapy” as I have had all the bad things that they warn you about being on the pill. I have had heart attacks (yes, plural), a stroke and I have deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) in my legs. I am also a kidney transplant recipient. I haven’t been on the pill since GBS but anything with hormones is out of the question.

She’s starting me off at 300 mgs/day but wants me to call her after 3 weeks to discuss how I feel. She said if I feel there is a difference, we’ll just keep adjusting it until we get it right. 😉