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Lidoderm - I have had post herpetic shingle pain, burning and stabbing bilaterally side, and mid?
Added 11 Aug 2012:
I have worn loose clothing and no bra for over a year because there is no rash.
since there was no rash I thought it was from the bra....NO
Then I thought it was from the material I was wearing........I didn't seek Doctor help until last month until the stabbing was so bad.
I isolated, withdrew,and took Motrin 800 mg which took the edge took the edge off.....I got very depressed
and thought It was all in my head because the pain was so severe at times that sleep was the only way to escape. I was so frightened and antisocial.After over a year; I went to the DR. with my husband's pleading. I really wish I had gone sooner toget the help I needed the over a year. I began TO THINK I WAS CRAZY because during the evening the stabing and burning got so bad
I sat and watched TV and we looked were the problem was and I began to think it was psychological.
I am so glad I went to Dr Lucy; a young PA who knew what it was.
My Doctor called it a post shingles herpetic pain with no rash
She gave me Prenisone, Neurotin, and a few sample patches. The patches were such a relief; but they fell off way too soon..........Now I am on Nerontin 3 times a day; and got and RX for the Lidoderm patches
Added 12 Aug 2012:
I finished my symptoms and question.....I don't know where it went the first time.
Oh my, you must feel terrible. Is the lidoderm working for your PHN? If not, since you didn't finish your question, I'm assuming you must be asking about pain relief. The only suggestion for the pain would be an opiate. Norco is a good one to ask your doc about. It has less tylenol in it than other meds containing hydrocodone. Benadryl or hydroxyzine (Atarax) might help with any itching and possibly an anti-viral to lessen the duration of the post herpetic neuralgia. If you would like more information, please repost your question.
The Itchy Hippie
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