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Why is my ham string bothering me for so long - it has been

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Why is my ham string bothering me for so long - it has been months

Would Gabapentin be of any help being a nerve pain reliever
I also have a tear in my labrum and have torn completely my upper bicep tendon
Again would that drug reduce pain for all these issues?
Hi--can I first ask what medications you have tried for this?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Advil and now Alleve, arnica gel

OK Gabapentin may actually be helpful for your pain, but I would also consider Celexa, tramadol, and perhaps Skelaxin. You really need to ask your doctor about prescription alternatives for this. Capsaicin topical cream could also help
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Gabapentin


Is this for all pain -shoulder and ham string


I stopped taking it because I was told it makes you gain weight- I am heavy and have diabetes


I'll start again


one has to build up starting a 1, 2 times a day- building to 2 3x per day


 

Yes-it needs to be increased over a period of about three days but I would still ask your doctor about the other medications I suggested
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