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Posted on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I had sciatic back pain for about a month which has resolved but now have intense stinging pain on my outer thigh. It comes in spasms and is worse during the night. I thought it was shingles but there is no rash, it's sensitive to clothing touching it but actually feels better if I press firmly on it. Can you suggest anything I could take ? Many thanks
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Vitamin B12 supplements & Pregabalin

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The intense stinging pain on the outer thigh can be due to nerve irritation or mild compression. Vitamin B12 supplements & Pregabalin (prescription drug) may be helpful in controlling such neuropathic pain. You need to get these prescribed from your physician after an examination.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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