What Can Be Done To Rid The Pain Of Nerve Damage From Shingles
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University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineSometimes shingles will cause persistent pain for months or years, especially after a severe episode. This syndrome is called "post-herpetic neuralgia". Many of the medications that are used to alleviate the pain of peripheral neuropathy... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineUnfortunately, many people experience "post-herpetic neuralgia", which means that it still hurts after the lesions have healed. That is because when the shingles virus travels down the sensory nerves to an area os skin where the outbreak... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineCertainly some patientss seem to suffer more compression of leg nerves from sitting when they lose the "cushion" of buttock fat due to fat loss associated with HIV or its treatment. I am not aware of that triggering shingles in the... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineThis forum is exclusively for the discussion of side effects of HIV therapy in persons known to be HIV infected and taking antiretroviral. If you are having problems with neuropathy on HIV meds which HIV meds are you taking and what specifically are... Read more »
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Posted by tboy, 3 Replieslast week I was diagnosed with shingles. I didn't get nearly the attention of the doctors or information I needed. Oh sure I recieved a prescription but not much information. I'm taking acyclovir (sp?) It is painful to sleep and my leg looks... Read more »
Posted by grcboy30, 5 RepliesHi there.
I had chicken pox at 5 years old so can develop shingles. I haven't been to the doctor yet but have what I am pretty sure is shingles on the side of my chest (a pink rash which is itchy with bumps). I am terrified of HIV. I am only 30... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 Replyi had a sexual encounter yesterday with a guy who appeared to have shingles. when i asked him he said it was eczema, which i did not argue, but while changing him in sexual positions i did noticed that the shingles were in his ankles, and other body... Read more »
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