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Could sudden severe hip pain be an adverse reaction to

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Could sudden severe hip pain be an adverse reaction to taking Viibryd (40mg)? On 18th day after beginning Viibryd (20mg), I experienced sudden severe sharp (knife like) pain in my left outer hip area with shooting pain (sharp) followed by a burning sensation around my knee. I take have been taking Cymbalta (60mg bid), Pradaxa (150mg bid), Cymbala (60mg bid), and Lyrica (75mg tid) among others. I am 76 years old and in good physical shape and with all things considered, (type II diabetes, well controlled with Lantus, high BP, Stage III kidney) in good health.
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I am Dr. Thomas, board certified in internal medicine and I can help you with this and any follow up questions. I cover a lot of ground and might give you an answer or ask for information, but use reply to communicate with me for questions or added details
The drug has rarely caused joint pain.
However the extensiveness and distribution of your pain indicates radiculopathy, most likely referred from disc problems in the lower spine.
Problems in the hip and leg are possible, but what you need at this point is a structural examination, and possibly an MRI of the lower spine.
Diabetes can cause nerve pain, but it is usually in a different distribution.
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