I have problems with taking drugs at all. I had back surgery years ago & now that I am 61 years old my back has gotten worst. I just started with leg pain & spasms and now the doctor wants me to try Gabapentin before he gets more x-rays & MRI. Wouldn't it be better to get test first? I don't want to start taking drugs, every time I get pain. I just deal with it by laying down or over the counter pain medicine. It really doesn't do much but it lets me tolerate the pain. what should I do? The pain this time doesn't seem to be letting up. How easy is it to stop taking this drug without problems? My doctor scared me when he said you can't just stop when you want to, why?