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Shingrix after Zostavax?

Just Want to Talk | Last Active: Sep 15 9:39am | Replies (9)

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I had shingles 6 years ago, and have been diagnosed with PHN. I have been through 4 pain clinics, 9 nerve bloCks and tried every medicine available, with no relief from the pain. I do not even wear a Shirt at home as it is painful just to have the material touch my chest. I have tried all opiates, and as a result of being put on buprenorphine, I was in the hospital for 6 weeks, and on life support several times, as it completely shut my entire system down. No one seems to know of anything to help with my pain. I am 81 years old, and have a10 pain all the time.

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Hello @deerman40, Welcome to Connect, an online community where patients and caregivers share their experiences, find support and exchange information with others. I'm sorry to hear you have not been able to find a treatment to help with your pain. I know how awful that must be. There are a couple of other discussions where members have shared their experiences that you might find helpful.

— Shingles and Postherpetic Neuralgia and Pain: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/shingles-and-neuropathic-pain/
— Mayo Pain Rehabilitation Program: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-pain-rehabilitation-program/

Have you heard about the pain rehabilitation program?

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