Like "My dr prescribed Gabapentin for my back pain because Workmans Compensation would not allow Lyrica. I only took it a few days and I had horrible side effects such as it affected my thinking (I almost went nuts), did nothing for my pain issues and could not sleep while taking it. Though Lyrica is a dirative of it I do extremely well on it. Finally got a medicare hmo with prescription coverage this year. I also take Alpha Lipoic Acid which helps with neuropathy pain and lowering bg #'s. We all fight the same beast but need different tools. Mary"