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    An_252846 posted:
    I just recently started having terrible pain in the hip area. It feels like someone is sticking a knife in me and turning it. It is nearly unbearable. It last for less than a minute and goes away. The pain is coming more frequently now. What could this be?
    hackwriter responded:
    I've had similar experience and the possibilities for me are: neuropathic pain, premenstrual symptoms, sciatica/lower spine stenosis.

    Here's what I do for relief: take two ibuprofen. If that relieves the pain then it is premenstrual pain. If it doesn't, then it is neuropathic pain and I apply a heating pad. That always works for me no matter what the cause.

    I also take baclofen for muscle spasticity, and though my sharp hip pain might be related, baclofen only goes so far. There was a time when I had lingering, intense hip and thigh pain, so I took Lyrica and that helped tremendously. Lyrica and gabapentin treat neuropathic pain. You might want to ask your doctor about it.

    Telling your doctor about your brief hip pain is important; he/she might want to test you for disc problems, which can compress the nerves and cause symptoms similar to MS.

    Sissy1955 replied to hackwriter's response:
    Thank you. I will call my doc if it keeps up.

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