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Change in leg pain

DedalusDDedalus Posts: 92
Last week, I began taking Gabapentin (in addition to my otehr med) for nerve pain and sciatica. It has helped me a lot so far. The sciatica that I have in my right leg is still there, but much less painful. At the same time though, I've started having some pretty significant muscle pain in my right inner thigh/groin area. It feels like I have pulled a muscle there or something, but I haven't done any activities that could have caused a pull.

This is easier pain to deal with than the sciatic pain, but it is actually making my limp worse.

So, could this basic but significant muscle pain be caused by anything related to my condition or meds (see sig)? Or should I just wait it out like I would if I pulled something in an activity (and mention it if it continues for another week or 2)? My doc and I have plenty of things to discuss at my appointment tomorrow without me bringing this up if it is not necessary... that and I'd hate to have yet another thing to whine to him about.


  • Any change in your condition you should bring up with your doctor.

    I have sciatica from a herniated disc and I can tell you that in my case the location of the pain can pretty much change daily, not only between the left and right leg but where.

    I have noticed for myself when I use a flector patch that is I place it on my hip closer to my groin I get more relief as opposed to simply putting it on my thigh where I have the pain. My doctor explained that is not unusual as by the way the nerve runs. I am not sure I understand but it does work better.

  • feel like you are whining. Remember that is what you pay your doc for. I agree that you should mention any and all concerns. Good luck.
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