I know this is a medical sight and prescription drugs are advised and if any of you prefer this route then that is how you need to continue. I personally prefer not to take drugs as long as I can tolerate the agony of my pain from PHN due to Shingles 4 years ago. However, if any one is interested I just discovered a new non medicated therapy that seems to be helping me, but it is in its early stage so I hesitate to go crazy yet with positivity on it. On Sept.29th I did my first Red Light Cold Laser Therapy in my home administered by myself. I was told of Red Light therapy thru a massage therapist in our local town. My husband did some investigating into it and found that one of the major hospitals in Hartford, CT have this treatment available. I had the exact hospital, but now I do not. Ugh! Here is the web site for the Cold Laser that we purchased. Keep in mind there are several different lasers available, but we chose this because it is the latest technology.
So far I am happy with the results I am seeing and feeling in just one week. My inflammation to my forehead is lessened and I am not in the constant needle sharp, branding iron pains and leathery forehead. Because this was on the left forehead, scalp and in the left eye my left eye does not have the inflammation any more. It actually looks the same size as my right eye. I have actually been smiling the last several days. Any questions go to the sight and look up cold laser red light therapy. I am praying this healing that I am experiencing last a life time for all who choose to use it. God bless and good luck.
Keep in mind this is NOT just for PHN it is for most kinds of pain. Not advisable for cancer.