My 87 year old mom contracted shingles approximately 5 years ago and now suffers with extreme phnp in her forehead right above her eye on the left side. We have tried everything (i.e. lyrica, lidocaine patches, tea tree oil, etc etc). Nothing has worked for very long. My usually stoic mom is reduced to tears and forced to curtail outdoor activities if the weather is hot windy or cold. She has been to doctors but no one has been able to help or even knew enough about phnp to try. I know she is at her wits end and i am very concerned for her. She does not tolerate pain meds. Is there anyone out there who has had any success with pain relief? Please help my mom!!!