has anyone had any luck in remotely lessening the pain of this horrific pain I have been dealing with for going on 3 yrs... I've done all the anti depressants, anti seizures, and had intercostal nerve blocks and all have failed... If this is what I am suffering from please anyone out there what has worked for you ??? Its smack in the left front of my chest right over the heart area around my left breast... Thanks a bunch... Shine...
Hi Shine ! I did find some relief with the Horizant but, the dosage doesn't get me through the day or night. They might be onto something with this drug but, for now it leaves me on my own for 3-4 hours before I can take the next dose. This drug is also expensive but, I would have paid the price if it worked a little better. It's a new variety of a time released Gabapentin, I;m going to have to go back to old kind. There isn't much of anything I haven't tried, I've had this a little over 4 years now. I wish I had some good news for you !!! Later Shine... Beth
I have suffered PHN for 3 years following Shingles that severely damaged the nerves across my chest, inner side of the entire arm, and, my hand and fingers. Since then, I have lost strength in the hand due to muscle wastage, while the fingers have recovered 80%. However, the chronic pain remains. I've tried most of the common drugs to treat the condition, however, for me, most offered little sustained relief with harsh side affects. I was recommended "Targin" (Oxycodone/Naloxone slow release - started at 40/20 now 20/10) and "Panadol Osteo" twice a day. While this isn't the magic bullet, I've found it provides the best results overall. Hope this helps anyone suffering from this horrible condition.
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