On Wednesday, I decided it was time to get off gabapentin, which I've been taking since April 25th, 2011. I'll explain all the whys farther along. For now, I'll just say it was necessary. But I did it the way I tend to do things: all at once. I'd been advised to taper. I didn't. And I'm pretty ill, but getting better. Weak, aching, sweating, too tired to sit up for long stretches at a time, unhappy innards, shaking hands, and so forth. If I'd tapered, I might have missed a lot of the withdrawal symptoms. But not definitely, and this way it's done. I'm off the drug.
I have some photographs Spooky took yesterday, late Autumn on the West Side of Providence:
All photographs Copyright © 2015 by Kathryn A. Pollnac