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Pain and sensitivity across half my back thankfully went after shingles blisters went. But I'm left with a dull pain in the chest, which started, and which was worse, when the shingles began. Sneezing, laughing etc causes it to hurt and feel tight. Went to GP who gave me medication for suspected heartburn and acid reflux, which didn't help this ache after all and only gave me diarrhoea, so I stopped it. GP listened to heart and said it was OK. I came across an article which described and called this intercostal neuralgia. I also separately found a list of exercises to bring some relief, which I will try. Going to see my GP soon, expecting this theory to be confirmed. Don't want to do anything drastic, like take the steroid injections between the ribs mentioned in the article I found. Anybody else got this and can give some tips? I wonder if it's likely to wear off soon?
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