On Dec. 7, 2010 I was diagnosed with shingles and began taking acyclovir 5 times a day. I am still taking it. I saw the nurse practioner who said I should take the medication as long as I had the tingling senstion at the site. I did not get in to see her within the 72 hour window that is recommended but I did get in before the blisters appeared which did appear 3 days after beginning acyclovir. I am still having some tingling sensations and sometimes bee sting like pain 2 or 3 times a day. Should I stop taking acyclovir and consider this the phantom pain that sometimes remains after shingles? Will these twinges get worse if I stop the medication?
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2 answers • 21 Jul 2010
Or would the pain be caused by the shingles virus?
1 answer • 22 Sep 2010
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0 answers • 26 Oct 2011
I have had reoccurring shingles for a little over 20 years now. I have been blind, deaf and lost the ability to walk on several occasions, never mind ...
2 answers • 25 May 2012
... anyone know how long it takes to take effect cause it really hurts
1 answer • 7 Apr 2014