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I can now straighten my arm but most of the pain seems to

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I can now straighten my arm but most of the pain seems to have moved to my shoulder. It is still in the arm as well but not as much as before.
what happened to it?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I can't straighten my arm because of the pain it is giving me. I can't think of anything I've done to cause the pain. I don't know if this is related or not but I had blood taken on Christmas Eve and since then I had a big bruise on my arm. The bruise has now almost gone but the pain is where thebruise was.
That was my initial problem
Absolutely that could be relatedThe phlebotomist likely hit the brachial nerveI usually give gabapentin for this.It is a nerve pill that will deaden the symptoms until your arm heals
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Can you get this from a pharmacy?
you need a script