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    Have you tried tramadol before? I hope you get some relief soon. I'm super experienced with dislocations, thats what most of my disability involves. I have a genetic connective tissue disorder and I get daily subluxations and frequent dislocations. My peripheral nerve damage was caused by the dislocations. NSAIDs are also helpful for joint issues, but are a GI bleeding risk. I use a topical NSAID gel called voltaren but won't take oral ones any longer since I've had an ulcer.
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    Ty12, I really question your doctor's competency and/or understanding of your problem. Lyrica is used to treat neuropathic pain. But the pain from a dislocated hip is nociceptive, so the Lyrica won't help at all. You need pain medication that works on musculoskeletal pain, e.g. NSAIDS, narcotic pain meds, perhaps even a TENS unit might bring you some relief. I believe Cymbalta is prescribed for musculoskeletal pain.

    Your AD problems are going to continue until you're prescribed a pain medication that's appropriate for the type of pain you're experiencing. Don't wait the weeks or even months it will take to increase the dose of Lyrica to therapeutic levels -- get a second opinion from a pain management specialist with experience working with people with SCI/D, physiatrist, etc. as soon as possible.
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    I'm not familiar with cymbalta for muscoskeletal pain, but I took it for nerve pain. It was originally an anti depressant and then started being used for diabetic neuropathy and expanded from there.
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    wow! thanks for the great info. ya my doctor doesn't know much about sci so it doesn't help to much. he thought the hip might be on a nerve but of coarse i can't tell. it is driving me crazy because the sweating is terrible. thanks again lin and hipcrip.

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    I take 75mg of Lyrica 3x/day for nerve pain and it definitely helps. If I'm remotely late on a dose I can feel my nerves staying to act up. Neurontin was no help to me. Im on narcotics, but Lyrica works in a way my percocet does not.

    Side note, it didn't take months nor weeks to get to this dose. Everyone is different of course.

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