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Can the shingles vaccine cause a genital herpes outbreak?

I got my vaccine on a Friday, felt headachy and rundown all weekend. By Tuesday I was getting an outbreak. I hadn't had one in a pretty long time and I take acyclovir when I do. Coincidence or a side effect of the vaccine?

If you have the herpes simplex outbreaks, what dosage of lysine do you recommend?

I am just starting to take l-lysine as a friend suggested it. I am two weeks into shingles, started getting two cold sores and a terrible sty on the one eyelid. I am thinking I could use this tablet more than once a day on a regular basis?

Does Ninlaro cause shingles (herpes zoster)?

I was prescribed Gabapentin after an awful outbreak of shingles last June?

My PCM ordered 300mg to be taken 3x a day. I haven't felt any significant relief from this, so I looked it up on this website. I found that I may not be taking enough, so I called my PCM, and she prescribed 400mg to be taken 3x a day. How long will it take for me to know if this is an... read more

Gabapentin side effects?

my mom takes gabapentin twice a day for pain due to shingles. i have notice scince the past 6 months or so that her short term memory is consistantly getting worse. could this be due to gabapentin ? i think she has been taking it for about 12 months

Persisting Pain, Shingles - I have neuropathy all through out my body and I do mean all through out?

... I have it in my vaginal area, in the back of my legs, major burning and stinging sensations, down into my legs and feet, I have it in my arms and in my hands and even up into my face and ears. I itch all over, and I have had a few breakouts which always vary. I had a few in my vaginal area and... read more

Shingles pain?? I have had constant burning gnawing intense left sided chest pain?

its not getting better its getting worse and the pain now is unbearable.. it is on my left front chest I have been on several different meds including, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella Neurontin, Nortriptyline etc... and 7.5 mg of hydrocodone and none of this has helped my pain... they are guessing this... read more

Gabapentin 100 mg for shingles pain?

My doctor prescribed this for the nerve pain of shingles. I took one at bedtime, as prescribed, and waited almost 2 hours. It didn't seem to affect the pain at all and I could not sleep! I got up around 1:00 AM and took a Tylenol #4. I'm wondering why this drug didn't work for me?... read more

I found a prescription for Valtrex in my boyfriend's name. We've been together for several months &?

... I've never noticed any warts or genital sores, & He "Claims" his dermatologist prescribed it for his face! He doesn't get cold sores or shingles. And I Do know he's said he's had achne problems in the past. I think I May have seen some sort of dry... read more

Persisting Pain -- Shingles - My husband had shingles now the rash is gone and just left scars. He?

... is experiencing all over pain that is very intense along with very bad itching. We are going to the ER in a little bit but is there anything I can do for him now?

Persisting Pain -- Shingles - I have it on the right side of my back & when I wake up I can barely?

... lift myself up without JOLTING pain under my rib cage. i just had my gallbladder removed & thought i was having the same exact pain as i was with gallstones. does anyone think maybe having the surgery could of set the shingles to come out?

Neurontin - Does gabapentin ever cause dryness of the eyes or other eye problems?

I am taking 600 mg 3 times daily for shingles related neuro pain and I am experiencing dry eyes and seeing floaters (spots). I was wondering if anyone else has eye problems after taking gabapentin.

I have shingle for about 10 days now. I have some shingles above my belly button , on the side of my

... belly and on my lower back. I don't have much pain at shingle site. But I have stomach and lower back stomach pain. My stomach is also bloated. Does anybody have the similar experience?

PHN on scalp causes severe itching resulting in sores that never heal?

I am a 53 year old white female. I was diagnosed with shingles Oct 5, 2012 on forehead and scalp; left eye swollen hideously. I was put on acyclovir and a round of steroids prescribed by ER physician. The actual crusting and healing of those lesions occurred within 3-4 weeks. After that I itched so... read more

What can I do for persistent shingles pain.

Persisting Pain -- Shingles - I need help. My sister had shingles but not too much pain before the... rash healed. Last week (two weeks after the outbreak), she has sudden shooting pain lasted about 1 minutes in about 4 to 5 times a day, she is taking gabapentin 100mg , 3 x a day, Veltrix, 3 x a... read more

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