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i have been to the dr recently for a potential pinched nerve/ muscle issue in my left hip, groin and into the knee area. the dr had me start gabapentin + methocarbamol, both cause me anxiety and panic attacks. any natural ideas to treat?

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Dr. Steven Simon
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Alternative options: Your doctor did offer accepted treatments. Gabapentin needs to start low and build up,to,therapeutic levels over weeks e.g 100-200mg daily to 600mg 3 x daily. NSAIDS like ibuprofen are good for your pain. Curcumin 2000mg daily can help the inflammation, stop red meat and corn products (inflammatory), and get an EMG of L leg to determine if this is a spine issue, and benefit from different Rx.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Antipain diet: 400mg of magnesium, 3000mg omega -3 (fish oil, flax seed), avoid sugar, grains, dairy. Best

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