It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Shingles Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-17-2006, 10:35 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: san diego, ca
Posts: 1
obred2 HB User
shingles and in pain

anyone out there that has had shingles on there face. i was sooooo sick and blind and sooooooooooo sick, but now the after affects are almost as bad. the pain i am having is so intense. its sort of like itching but not it feels like i could scratch off my forehead yet i am not able to touch it when it is not being affected by the itch, electric shocks, the whatever it is. i am not able to control myself when it occurs and have not spoken to anyone who has expericed this sort of problem. i am on lycric for it and i have seen really not diffeence except maybe not as many outbreaks but more intense outbreaks. i have caused my whole forehead to bleed and then scab up and only to almost scratche it off again. help

 
Old 08-18-2006, 09:26 AM   #2
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 50
Sun Flower HB User
Re: shingles and in pain

Hi Obred2, really sorry to hear what you are going through. I myself have never had shingles, but I do have a relative that did and I know just how terrible it is. My relative would take pain killers 3 times a day and still would not get complete relief. You should ask you doctor about the Lidocain skin patch. I only know that the skin patch acts as a local anesthetic that helps to relieve the pain, but your doctor is the only one who can tell you if it is convenient for you. Sorry that I can't help more and hope you get better soon......




Sun Flower

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 09-09-2006, 10:17 PM   #3
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Columbia, South Carolina USA
Posts: 140
Shimz HB User
Re: shingles and in pain

obred i have similar problems and my shingles were on my back but now i have problems everywhere

 
Old 09-10-2006, 06:39 AM   #4
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,021
gardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB User
Re: shingles and in pain

Lyrica is a new med just for shingles pain ask you doctor for a prescription

 
Old 09-10-2006, 11:15 AM   #5
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Columbia, South Carolina USA
Posts: 140
Shimz HB User
Re: shingles and in pain

I already tried lyrica makes me sleep for 14 hours was on it for 2weeks. It just changes who I am so I decided not to take it. I am on 0 meds. I don't just have shingles pain for shingles is PHN and only in the area that person gets shingles. I have nerve problems all over the place now which I believe was cause by the last attack i had of shingles without the rash. Or perhaps the phn got so bad that it came from it.

I'm not a believer for "lets keep trying different meds" If it get so bad where i know its a whole new attack i end up getting valtrex other then that just deal with it.

 
Old 09-15-2006, 07:08 AM   #6
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 173
yanksgirl HB User
Re: shingles and in pain

Obred--I too have had facial shingles. I'm in my 10th week now and I totally understand all you're going through. It 'is getting better'!! I took Lyrica 300 mg for almost 9 weeks and just weaned off of it due to swelling of my feet and legs. It served it's purpose. I was put on 75 mg twice a day and that did nothing, the 300 mg did 'knock me doofy' at first, but I got thru that and also had to use LIdocaine patches for about 3 episodes. My biggest help was soft vinyl icebags from Walgreen's. I'd put a kleenex on my forehead and face and rest the soft icepack on it and it would ease the itching and pain until the intensity would subside. I tried taking pain meds but they make me sick so just took advil. I had two really bad painful weeks and one day of 'horrible intense pain' that felt like my forehead had a hot coal lying on it. I cried and walked the floor. The itching is some of the worst part and I still deal with that and it seems to be worse at night. My forehead is very tender and sore above my eye. I had it in my eye and had to have steroid drops for weeks and am now weaning off of them. My eye has not been damaged. However, my eyelid and brow have 'no feeling'. It's like they are asleep, except to itch! The nerve is damaged there and I don't know if it will ever get feeling back. I am 95% better so hang in there. There's light at the end of the tunnel.
yanksgirl

 
Old 09-15-2006, 08:29 AM   #7
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 664
coffeegirl2 HB User
Re: shingles and in pain

My DH had shingles on his eyelids and hairline/forehead and face. It was horrid for him. The doctor gave him some type of antibiotic to take and cream to put on his scabs. It was scary because it can harm the eyes. Don't scratch- no matter how much it itches. I know, easier said than done. Hang in there all you can.

Take care and get well

Hugs

Coffeegirl
__________________
a loving heart is the truest wisdom

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Zostavax (shingles vaccine) Question Piano0105 Shingles 16 03-07-2012 07:08 PM
can a very mild case of chickenpox in childhood lead to bad case of shingles later in bruce587 Shingles 6 12-31-2009 08:25 PM
can postherpetic neuralgia (shingles pain) spread? kennyc Trigeminal Neuralgia 3 07-21-2008 07:48 AM
Can RSD cause shingles?? amb97 Shingles 2 03-15-2008 12:37 PM
information on shingles please PhyllisS Shingles 3 11-14-2006 07:22 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



captjane (2), ladybud (2), Eilidh1 (1), anseay (1), amb97 (1), Kittykali (1), kichi (1), flora68 (1), janewhite1 (1), SREIM (1)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1165), MSJayhawk (1000), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (833), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:50 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!