... no one understands! They don't believe you could possibly have this for the rest of your life and tell you you will be addicted to the medicine if you continue to take it. I have had this pain all over my body and people think I am a little nuts. It started around my waist at the two shingle sites and went into PHN after that. It affects my feet legs arms and now it has spread into my genital area . I was checked by my GYNO and was given a clean bill there. The burning pain makes me cry. I am taking 300 mg gabapentin 3 times a day. I am so happy to have found this site to be able to talk to others who understand.