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Old 04-14-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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Shingles/Neuropathy

Has anyone else gotten neuropathy from the shingle virus? My husband's neurologist thinks the shingles virus has disseminated throughout his body in the dorsal nerves. He has been on valtrex for a year and has seen quite a bit of improvement. My husband,52, had cancer when he was 16 and had a year of chemotherapy. He also had his spleen out at the time. Since he has a compromised immune system he couldn't fight the virus. Aussie, I'm hoping the nerves continue to regenerate. I remember your saying that when you find the culprit the nerves will begin to heal.


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Old 04-22-2012, 10:22 AM   #2
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Re: Shingles/Neuropathy

That would be an interesting cause of neuropathy. I have shingles three times in my life and now suffer neuropathy. My neuropathy is idiopathic and they say it will probably stay that way.

 
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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Re: Shingles/Neuropathy

Interesting...I wouldn't be surprised if the shingles caused your neuropathy. Where do you suffer with your neuropathy? Valtrex may help it.

 
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Re: Shingles/Neuropathy

I suffer neuropathy in the legs and arms, including the hands and feet. Valtrex might be an alternative. Right now I am on sympathetic care designed to control pain with Lyrica and a narcotic.

 
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