Avatar universal

similar case

Wow, your story is almost identical to mine. I did have a shingles rash though, which showed up right after a breast mass removal surgery. The rash was on my torso. I now have postherpetic neuralgia pain in my breast mostly. The doctor said it shingles could have spread internally, thus making the pain even more intense. I am on a very high dose of Lyrica, 150mg 3 times a day, I tried antidepressants but the side effects were too bad. Lidoderm does not seem to get deep enough to help the pain. I take low doses of pain medication, which, in combination with the Lyrica make life somewhat tolerable. I have had a neuroablation and many nerve block shots. Nothing really took away the pain, but takes it from a 9 to a 5 or so. It is really hard to live with, I hope someone finds a solution for us.

This discussion is related to Postherpetic Neuralgia?.
0 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest

You are reading content posted in the Pain Management Community

Top Pain Answerers
Avatar universal
st. louis, MO
317787 tn?1473358451
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
Could it be something you ate? Lack of sleep? Here are 11 migraine triggers to look out for.
Find out if PRP therapy right for you.
Tips for preventing one of the most common types of knee injury.
Here are 10 ways to stop headaches before they start.
Tips and moves to ease backaches