... cortisone shots after diagnosis, then nothing until about a year ago when I was referred to the pain clinic and from there physio. I just came back from my doctor the other day where he prescribed Gabapentin 100mg 3x day.. I find it works for about a half hour or so, so I started taking 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening.. I am in severe pain over 85% of the time and moderate pain in the remaining 15%.. I also have dilaudid 4mg 2x a day as needed..I can't take these as I am chronically constipated now.. Just curious as to what is next in this glorious condition I guess. I also have other health problems, I'm thinking I am too young for all this stuff.. Depression, Hypothyroidism, Anxiety, Panic Attacks,.