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Old 10-12-2007, 01:39 PM   #1
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Question Pain after Shingles

I was diagnoised with shingles on June 3, 2007. The majority of the blisters were in the area of my right underarm over to my breast bone and then around my shoulder to my spine. Although I didn't have alot of blisters, I have had alot of ongoing pain. I took valtrex & a predisone pack right away to get rid of the blisters. They were basically gone in about a week. Since that time I was put on Neurontin for 2 months for the nerve pain. I have been off it for almost 2 months now. I am still having alot of discomfort in my underarm (there is scarring under there from the blisters) and my right breast. It is very tender to the touch and it just kinda aches on that side of my body when I am doing anything strenious with my right arm. I would like to get some feedback if anyone has had these types of problems and what they would recommend. I am considering going back to the Dr. to see if I need to go back on the neurontin. I am to the point that I am scheduled to have a mammogram next month but I am not sure I could take the pain from having it done. Thanks for any advice anyone has.

 
Old 10-12-2007, 04:41 PM   #2
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Re: Pain after Shingles

going back onto the neurontin,if it actually did work for you really would be a good idea.the pain from shingles,i know can be very overwhelming at times.it is neuropathic in nature and really makes treating it difficult at best.one really helpful thing that i use for my neuropathic central pain syndrome is lidocaine patches and ointment for the areas where i cannot place the patches.these patches were actually invented by a man who was some sort of pharmacist or researcher for his wife just to try and treat her shingles pain.they really work well in numbing the worst of the worst areas for me.these should really work well for your particular type of pain.that ointment is a big help to.you just rub that into the skin.just make certain you don;t try and use both together on the very same spots or the patch will not stick.the ointment just is a bit oily or greasy in nature,nothing would ever stick to the skin there with this stuff on it.just ask your doc for an Rx for this stuff and see how it goes.hopefully this will remit soon for you.let me know how things are going,K?Marcia
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