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Old 07-01-2008, 08:24 PM   #1
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Talking I have burning pain from shingles

The shingles have cleared up. although I still have alot of severe pain. What is a good pain medication to ease the pain? Lortab does not seem to help anymore.

 
Old 07-01-2008, 09:21 PM   #2
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Re: I have burning pain from shingles

Neurotin (gabapentin) is a good medication specifically for nerve pain such as post-herpetic neuralgia, which is what you might have. Or Lyrica is similar. It's more effective than regular painkillers sometimes. Or drugs like amitriptyline can change the way your body processes pain, turn down the volume a little.

 
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:29 PM   #3
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Re: I have burning pain from shingles

Dear Kennyc, my aunt who will be 87 this year has had the after effects from shingles on her left side for eight years. She was on neurontin and it did not help the pain. Her doctor has advised her to use the lidoderm patch (lidocaine) and maybe you can see if this will help ease your pain. My grandma, mom, aunt and two sisters have suffered with shingles and luckily I have not. I am not diabetic and have idiopathic neuropathy. I hope this info can be of some help to you. God speed, keep in touch, would like to hear if you are getting any relief from the pain.

 
Old 08-21-2008, 10:34 AM   #4
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Re: I have burning pain from shingles

It is almost two months since you wrote that you were having pain from shingles. How are you feeling now? I hope you will send good news; would like to hear from you. Will remember you in my prayers. Cream78

 
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