Category Archives: post herpetic neuralgia

Confirmed – IV Vitamin C During Acute Shingles Has Effect

Recent blognote was written showing significant decreases in acute shingles pain with Vitamin C: Helping Prevent and Treat Post Shingles Pain / Post Herpetic Neuralgia – Can It Be as Simple as Vitamin C to Help?  Now two further cases … Continue reading

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Use of Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation and Lyrica for Post Herpetic Neuralgia

TENS became a significant add-on when used with pregabalin for Post-herpetic neuralgia

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Miracle Treatment – Low Back Post Herpetic (Post Shingles)Neuralgia Treated With Epidural Steroid and Spinal Midazolam Without Local Can Give Significant Relief For Over 3 Months

Post Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN)  is a horrendous disease with limited options. A group with low back version of this were treated with 60 mg methylprednisolone and 2 mg midazolam in saline epidurally. Note – no local anesthtic block was necessary. … Continue reading

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Could Minocycline/Doxycycline Help Prevent Post herpetic Neuralgia Post Shingles ?

Glial Cells are immune cells in the nervous system – they have been getting considerable press over their part in activating chronic pain. It has now been suggested that Minocycline (and hence Doxycycline), tetracyclines that suppress glial cells function, could … Continue reading

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Alternate Approaches to Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN)

Post herpetic neuralgia is a terrible disease that can be mitigated by certain measures. There are some old and some new treatments that might be missed:

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Concentrated Red Pepper Patch For Post Herpetic Neuralgia – 60 Min Use -Some Better For a 1-3 Months

8% Capsaicin patch NGX-4010, now marketed as Qutenza, and was approved in the USA for treatment of Post herpetic Neuralgia (post shingles pain). One application can give some relief for a  1-3 months

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Lidocaine Eye Drops For Ophthalmic Postherpetic Neuralgia

Xylocaine 4% eye drops (AstraZeneca) can bring down eye pain in post shingles eye pain from 5.9/10 to 0.9/10 in 15 minutes, and forehead pain from 6.3/10 to 2.6/10. This relief can last 8-96 hours in responders.

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Successful Treatment of Fresh Post Amputation Phantom Pains – And Maybe Should Be Used in Any Post Surgery Pain Situation?

After a below knee amputation, pain was successfully remitted with combination of duloxetine and pregabalin.

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Shingles Vaccine Finally Available in Regina

Zostavax vaccine has to be held frozen at -15 degrees C and only set in batches of 5. Now, Lakeshore Drugs (584-0717) has gotten in a Fridge specially set and so it is available there. Catch is, it cannot be … Continue reading

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Helping Prevent and Treat Post Shingles Pain / Post Herpetic Neuralgia – Can It Be as Simple as Vitamin C to Help?

It has been known for some time that taking vitamin C 500 mg twice daily following a wrist fracture can significantly reduce the chances of developing Complex Regional Pain / Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy in that arm. Now it has been … Continue reading

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Shingles – For God’s Sake Give a Block Update

The first question I ask a shingles / herpes zoster patient is whether they would mind if what pain they currently had persisted. This is because efficacy of anti-virals could be limited…They are still fighting over whether anti-virals prevents post-herpetic … Continue reading

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Severe New Pain With No Right to be There – Zoster Sine Herpete?

Over the years, I have had patients come in with severe one-sided regional pains with no good reason for it to be there. In each case, I have suspected Herpes Zoster prodrome and initiated antivirals with resolution without rash. I … Continue reading

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? Obturator Neuralgia Needing Help

(email kept anonymous) I have had 4 inguinal hernia surgerys an nerves where cut I have chronic pain, all day long . I have burning sharp tender pain where I was cut in my iner thigh. My right testicle is … Continue reading

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