I had lower lumber discectomy 3 mths ago. This helped my back. I also have DDD ( Dengenerative Disc Disease) spurs, and arthritis. However while trying to sleep I wake up many many times during the night with both hips hurting like someone hads sqeezed them. I toss and turn alnight. I have somas-to take 2 at bedtime. A friend takes methocarbam and say they help her. Has anyone compared the 2. which seems to work better? Any feedback would be appreciated as if I need to ask Dr. to switch from somas to methocarbam I could. Thanks for answering.
I too have this problem my hips hurt so bad and my dr who hates steroid injections as they cause more harm than good gives me injections in my hips and I dont know the name of the drug but it is miraculous, I 'll find out the name of it for you. Its usually used for another disease but works wonders for the hip pain.
Just wondering what diagnosis you had with hips. I have only talked to nurse on phone about my hips. Since surgery this has started. They say some more extruded disc material could be interferring with sciatica nerve. However I cant afford to be out of work since I was just out for 4 mths. So meds is my only relief. Will have to finish this yr. that way then look into another MRI after Jan. Let me know about injections. Thanks for your concern.
I know meds are different for everyone. I just wanted another opinion comparing the two meds. The Drs. dont always know what meds are better considering they affect people in different ways. I have read up on both meds and noticed they were very similiar but just thought I might find someone on this forum that had experience with both. Thanks for your concern.
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