To Stephen @wsh66 I'm sorry but I have to say something off track here. About Addiction. What is an addict in your definition is not on point. A person who takes pain meds to get high is an addict. But a legit pain patient who may or may not get high/euphoric effects from their medication is not or couldn't possibly become an addict over any time is not true. Addiction definition is the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing or activity. It does not make someone taking a narcotic pain med daily as directed by their physician who takes less than or as much as label says according to your views to become an addict u must take street drug's to get you high feeling euphoria.
I'm sorry to have offended anyone. But the drug itself is not going to make u an addict, your actions of misuse or should I say abuse to use drugs for other reasons than what the medication is intended for.
However I will say I love most of your posts. They are written with thought & sheer experience on ur part. With that said keep in mind not all ppl who take CBD & Cannabis oil would agree w/ur Neurologist opinion of what works or doesn't.
Gabapentin has helped many ppl w/neuropathy such as comes w/diabetes or other types of nerve pains of pins & needles type feelings. Unfortunately even on 50mg it did nothing but make me sick and nauseous & I even ended up w/dizziness the type you get as if u consume too much alcohol. So no this medication is not for everyone. It's sad that we who suffer the most are treated as junkies. Blessings to all.