It has been 13 months since my last attack which has been a true blessing. I do have good days and bad days when the nerve 'aches" and feel like it's on verge of attacking me. I've had to up the Gabapentin I am on but keeping the same dosage of Tegretol at the moment. I'm still still what the docs say is a low dosage. I was riding my mountain and road bike but started regressing so I had to stop that for the moment. I am able to hike so that is a relief.