By doctor’s orders I take the so-called “mood stabilizer” gabapentin. I take the standard therapeutic dose, which happens to be 600 mg. 3 times daily.
Two of my kin very much consider it desirable that I should take this kind of psychotropic medicine. The next time I visit with R. for instance, she will surely notice that I am now a much more, um, agreeable person.
Are you ready for the punchline? The side effects of gabapentin EXACTLY mimic the malaise one feels when enduring a hardcore caffeine withdrawals crash. To a tee. Except even more intense!!
My question to you: Since I happen to be near a Peet’s Coffee and Tea, Inc. at this very moment, shall I go there and buy the hair of the dog which in this case of course is a quadruple shot? Hm? Shall I?