... I am 33 years old. Has anyone else had this problem or have any tips, etc?
28 Dec 2009
I can recommend a few things for the pain that may follow shingles (Postherpetic Neuralgia). There are 2 products I would like to mention. The first is called Lidoderm. It's a patch that has lidocaine on it and it numbs the area that is in pain. If you check out Lidoderm.com you can get $30.00 off with each prescription you fill for 12 months. The second product I would like to mention is Qutenza which was just approved by the FDA in November. They also have a website which is Qutenza.com. It has Capsaicin in it and is applied in the office for one hour and ends up giving you 12 weeks of pain relief. It just came out so I'm not sure about the availability of it at this time. I hope this helps a little. Good Luck and Happy Holidays!
28 Dec 2009
I have found on the net that others have reported shingles as a side effect. Even though the company that makes it does not list this as part of the side effects.
Has your doctor ever looked into any other medication for you? Or maybe you can get the new vaccine for shingles.
- Keppra Information for Consumers
- Keppra Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Keppra (detailed)
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