Why is the Veterans hospital prescribing Gabapentin?

I have cronic lower back pain that shoots down my legs, The veterans hospital is passing out Gabapentin, which is a seizure medication, and it does nothing for my pain. In fact it makes it worse, due to the side effects, Ie makes me sleep, lay in bed untill my back completly locks up putting the pain level up to a... show more I have cronic lower back pain that shoots down my legs, The veterans hospital is passing out Gabapentin, which is a seizure medication, and it does nothing for my pain. In fact it makes it worse, due to the side effects, Ie makes me sleep, lay in bed untill my back completly locks up putting the pain level up to a 10, I have already discussed this issue, the sent me more Gabapentin, What a joke..while I am on a long waitng list for testing.....be all you can be...right
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