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@1977lizzy

Oxy…yikes. Hope you can get off that. I can't take 600 mg. gabapentin either so I take 200mg morning and 200 mg evening. I also now, after 9 years, have a topical compounded cream to apply several times a day to my forehead, eyebrow area. I went to a pain management anesthesiologist and he had this put together for me. It contains lidocaine, gabapentin and several other drugs. For several years my eye didn't dilate properly and that led to extreme light sensitivity. Your symptoms may go away at this point. Most do. Only a few of us have years of problems. In my case, I wasn't diagnosed & put on anti-viral promptly. I had a severe headache and no blisters until the fourth day.

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I got shingles in my eye about 5 months ago. My eye is fine except doesn't dilate properly causing light sensitivity. I am happy to know your eye returned to normal in a few years. Some hope my ophthamologist said it never would be normal. Wondering if anyone one else had that symptom. I still have pain and sensitivity around eye and head but tolerable.

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