Re: Had shingles on foot and leg. still suffering
Sometimes a course of Prednisone will help the nerve pain. Obviously that has to be approved by all your Drs. since you are on chemo. Lyrica is ok to take during the day too but a lower dose may be needed as it causes drowsiness. Capsaicin cream can help the pain from shingles, and Neurontin is similar to Lyrica if there is any chance your rash may be a side effect from that instead of the chemo. Neither Lyrica or Neurontin are addictive, and both quiet the nerve pain sensations from inflamed nerves. Prednisone reduces the inflammation, but also suppresses the immune system. I hope some of this helps. You can also try ice packs to numb the area.