... because I'm overwhelmed and already have a bit of depression but I'm 25 broke out into shingles over stress I had a terrible flu then allergic reaction to amoxicillin and rash broke out about 2 months after but the pain was ongoing since Jan it is now end of June I have tried almost every medication prednisone topamax amitriptyline tramadol lyrica gabapentin oxycodone capsaicin lidocaine YOU NAME IT so far I'm only on lidocaine capsaicin oxycodone and lyrica but it's not enough I don't want to have to rely on Percocet but I have no choice If I want to get a job last neuro mentioned nerve blocks but new pcp thinks it's a risk and invasive to damage the nerve further and thinks oral medications I've been taking are safer for now. I stopped the oxy for a week to see if the lyrica was working so far nothing been almost a month on lyrica has anyone actually tried a nerve block for this? The pain is my front thoracic upper abdomen under my breast but a bit lower in my ribcage my skin on the surface has become numb but the inside feels like a sharp rusty screwdriver is stabbing me in and out thru to my back over and over again 24. 7 all day all night my blood pressure spikes to 150 over 80 and 140 over 90 I've almost fainted face pins and needles I've been rushed to the er a few times but I really am curious if any1 has had the nerve block actually work sorry long post!!! So overwhelmed with this! Any responses are appreciated and stories thanks!!!
Hi I've has postherpetic neuralgia for about 6 months now. I feel like my life is ruined maybe?
- 29 Jun 2015 by Nrenee
- 1 July 2015
Added 29 Jun 2015:
Oops typo at the top! I've *HAD postherpetic neuralgia... Lol not has
After having 8 monthss of PHN I've just had my second epidural in my spine and I'm pain free. My pain dr explained that once u suffer from the nerve pain and meds aren't working after so many months it's because u develop spinal arthritis. I didn't believe it but as soon as they put the steroids in my spine, I was pain free. It can work. It's the arthritis that causing the long term pain on the nerve. Good luck
You might want to ask your doctor do some blood work to check some antibodies in your blood. There could be some underlying cause for what you're dealing with. That was my saving grace after 5 yrs of misdiagnosis. Having one dr referring me to another. Suffering from several allergic reactions to medications to "treat my symptoms." I hope you find relief and healing.
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