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Postherpetic Neuralgia (Shingles) nerve damage

Brain & Nervous System | Last Active: Feb 9 4:13am | Replies (117)

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@lisalucier

Hi, @paulbklyn - having postherpetic neuralgia is painful and very uncomfortable. I had it for about 7 or so weeks after having shingles.

In my case, I took gabapentin, and didn't experience side effects and got some relief. I was scared to trial off of it when the doctor suggested it, due to fear of the itching, pain and burning coming back, but it turned out okay.

Is yours related to a case of shingles, paulbklyn? What drugs did you and your doctor try thus far?

@deloresp - that sounds very difficult to deal with postherpetc neuralgia for 4 years. What treatments have been tried thus far? What shot were you given?

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Hi Lisa Happy New Year

Yes my pain is due to shingles.

Now under control, only some bad nights a month

I use to be on every heavy drug there was now only take a pill at night when pain gets bad

On gabapentin, 800x 3 times a day, I don't it's doing anything but dr said stay on it