I'm sorry this is happening. A few things -
It could be post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), but you want to rule out things like a pinched nerve or sciatica. Those can give similar symptoms. You could even have a herniated disc in your back. Get checked for those things. They are more common than PHN, and so much easier to treat.
Acyclovir doesn't treat PHN, and the dose you are on won't do anything. If you are trying to suppress it, you need 400 mg twice a day. That will help prevent new outbreaks, which can help make PHN worse, but won't treat the PHN you have.
Since Tylenol is helping, even a little and for a short time, I wonder if it's not PHN and more likely something with your back, but only a doctor who examines you can tell you that. I'd go to your doctor and see if you can rule these things out, then see a neurologist, who specializes in nerve-related issues.
I hope you find some answers. Sciatica is very painful, from what I'm told, as are disc issues, so even if it's one of those, I'm sure you are suffering. :(
Hello auntiejessi ,
It is over a month and I had a small outbreak a week ago and the symptoms i wrote earlier got worse.
Now I have the issue graduate from burning and shooting pain to constant pain in my right button and back thigh.
I have started suppressive therapy but I want to know if a neurologist might give me a comprehensive treatment.
I read up on old comments from HSV-2 sufferers and they complained of same issue. >> https://www.*****************/infections/forums/backup/topic-5528.html
Perhaps it might not be PHN afterall, but something to do with nerve damage/issue.
Kindly advice me. Has anyone this forum experienced such and was the issue properly treated by a doctor?