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Shingrix and peripheral neuropathy

Neuropathy | Last Active: Mar 12 1:36pm | Replies (530)

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Hello @memomsloan, Welcome to Connect. I'm sorry to hear about your symptoms. I have not yet had the Shingrix shot but have been thinking about it. I already have small fiber peripheral neuropathy and do not want to deal with another condition like shingles. Your symptoms sound similar to Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). There is another discussion you may want to join in on RLS.

> Groups > Sleep Health > Restless Leg Syndrome
-- https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/restless-leg-syndrome-2a74e5/

Mayo Clinic - Restless Leg Syndrome - Symptoms & Causes
-- https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/restless-legs-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20377168

Here's what the CDC has to say about the Shingrix Vaccine:

What Everyone Should Know about Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix)
-- https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/shingles/public/shingrix/index.html
Complications of Shingles
-- https://www.cdc.gov/shingles/about/complications.html

You mentioned taking medications for the symptoms. Have you been diagnosed with neuropathy?

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I promise to go back and read in detail the CDC info. But, to answer several other questions, I entered this rabbit hole thinking I had Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). The first symptoms of RLS came up the day I had Shingrix #1. I had a Sleep Study which showed I had no RLS or apnea. Gabapentin was started at this point. My next stop was with a Neurologist who did an EMG which showed I had Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy. Amitriptyline was added now. I look forward to getting more responses. What I hope for is the neuropathy could be self limiting and resolve, maybe slowly.