Originally Posted by Ashlyn73
Hello, I have not experienced an outbreak recently, but have been having pain and sensitivity (neuralgia) around my "private" areas and occasionally down my legs. This can be very uncomfortable. Does anyone else experience this? If so, do you know of anything that helps to ease the pain?
There is no way to treat damaged nerves (which is what neuralgia is). All you can do is take prescription pain-killers or nerve relaxants to temporarily take away the pain (like Klonopin, Neurontonin, Vicoden, or maybe something like Xanax). I have neuralgia too, so I take Neurontonin and Xanax mostly. The drawback is that your body builds tolerance to these drugs if you take them for longer periods of time, so you have to keep taking more and more to just to get the same effect (in which case, you can become addicted).