Thank you all for the feedback re PHN. I will do just what you suggested; talk with my Dr. to modify the dosage and/or timing.
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I have a comment/question that may seem silly to some but is very important to me; I have been prescribed Gabapentin (Neurontine) for prevention of PHN (after shingles). After one pill i got very dizzy and started reading up on it. I found it a bit scary to realize that gabapentin is for epileptic and other seizures as well as psychoses. The side effects seem very severe as well. Given that this has been prescribed for me prophylactically, i wonder if the side effects are too severe? I am supposed to take 3×300 for seven days, then 2×300 for seven days, then 1×300 for seven days. Have any of you had this prescription for PHN ? Thank you,
I had an MRI done and was told it is either Morton’s or Metatarsalgia, so thank you, you are spot on. I have tried moleskin for the metatarsalgia which is somewhat effective. May i ask what kind of metatarsal pads you are using?
I have just completed a bout of shingles and have had PHN tor a few days now, starting at the scalp, migrating slowly to the temple (mostly right side) , then earlobes, starting eith upper, middle, lower. It is a shatp, electrifying pain, lasting from 5-55 seconds, repeating every few minutes. I have been prescribed Neurontin but it made me feel sick, after reading the prescription i realized it must be very powerful, it is an anti-epileptic, anti-seizure medication, i have decided to outwait the symptoms. In addition to the shingles-related pain, i have for many years had stinging/burning toes when hiking more than one hour, as well as numbness of the right toe, i was told it could be Morton’s neuroma. Does anyone know of any natural remedies? Frankly, i am afraid of Gabapentin! I worry it will play with my brain as it is an antiseizure med! Thank you! Elisabeth
So sorry i couldn’t connect, think it was the storm and i lost wifi but it could also be that I was technically challenged! Not wanting to take too much of your time, do you think Dr.. Mattke and/or Dr. Tung could recommend a Pediatric Gastroenterologist in the D.C. metropolitan area, including in Arlington, VA? I know Mayo Clinic is part of Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA. Just as a reminder: it concerns my 3-year old grandson. Thank you very much for all your help.
I’m si sorry, I must have goofed, never used Facebook and couldn’t access the video via mayo Connect, still trying since 10:00, posted two questions so far but not sure if I used the right “channels”!?! I was so looking forward to having an opportunity to make some headway with this problem but I simply goofed snd apparently am not able to “connect”! Elisabeth