Now Gabapentin is being used as a scary word in the ongoing battle of prescription drug abuse. I cannot for the life of me understand how these people are getting high off of Gabapentin. If you are going to label a medication as addictive due to sedation effects, then even Benadryl isn't safe. Regardless, tightening the noose on prescription medication is not going to solve drug addiction. You have to figure out why someone is using them and tackle that; otherwise they'll just find something else.
In my "What is FADI" post, I talked about my group of health issues that together, doesn't really have a name. So I decided to name it myself...mostly because I don't want to type out Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, Depression, and Insomnia all the time. Also I figure as much as it's a part of my life right now, I should still try to stay positive about it (in my own dark humor way, of course). Thus we'll turn my misery into a superhero comic - The Adventures of FADI Queen.
I have had a lot of trouble with chronic illness in the last 5 years. My snarl of issues and diagnosis is what I'm going to call FADI: fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. FADI causes me to struggle, but this weekend was a major win and a turning point towards a more normal pattern (at least for the next few months).