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20 Jul 2010

Shingles - Pain
I developed severe trijeminal shingles about 2 weeks ago. I still have sores on my face and my eye is still very swollen but the pain is so excruciating. I was taking Tramal and Lyrica for the pain but they were not working so well and they just seem to knock me out. At present I am alternating between Myprodols and Synap Forte. Is there anything else that I can take for pain that will last longer? The pain is so bad that I am only able to sleep 4 hours a night. Any advise would be welcome.
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo Chicky
Ask your doctor to try Trepilene in combination with your pain pills if the lyrica does not work - take in the evening before going to bed. If the sores are healed, you can try Sloan's liniment on the area. See also
www.mayoclinic.com/health/postherpetic-neuralgia/DS00277
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