My last outbreak of shingles was in march and to date the pain in my leg(site of shingles) is getting more frequent and i am in much more pain. i did not have a pcp in the past just went to urgent cares and i recently moved to a different state and i need relief from the pain but i do not think that doctors will help me because of no physical signs or medical records.
Like Mary said, having your records transferred from the previous doctor's office is simply a matter of signing a release at the new doctor's office which will have to include the old doctor's name, address, and fax number and they can get the records. If you don't have the old doc's info, you can get off the net. The new doc's office should help you with this.
There are medicines such as neurontin that will help with the pain associated with shingles. This is not a narcotic and I think the new doctor would be willing to prescribe based on your word while you wait for the records.
Yes, there are things to help with the pain left from shingles. Go to your PCP or try a pain management Dr. There is a drug called Lyrica, it's one of the expensive ones, but it will definitely help you with your pain issue from the shingles, that's what this med is designed to do, work on the nerves.
Hope this helps you,
If you want to hold off on taking more medications or using this with the other meds you could try the Lidoderm patch. Believe it or not it was first ordered for Shingles. I use them for chronic back pain. You just place up to 2 patches on the area of pain for 12 hours. Just another option to consider with the above choices.
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