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I am 38 and have had PHN for over 2 years now. It is on my left bra line side. Needless to say, wearing a bra is not my favorite thing to do. I literally have tried EVERYTHING that is out there, that I am aware of. In the first year did gabapentin, low dose anti depressant, pain pills, acupuncture, Capsacin patch, epidural and thoracic nerve blocks and by the end of the year had a spinal cord stimulator implanted. For a while that worked and started not to so last Feb did more nerve blocks, to then nerve ablation. has worked til about the past few months. I know stress is huge but now the only relief I can get is a few hours at night when I take pain pills. I refuse to take during day and just suffer. Some days are better than others. I am thinking about changing pain pills because I am now having to take more Hydro than I used to because of tolerance and just trying to find relief. Does ANYONE know of anything else that they have heard of or another medication that might work? I live in the US. It is really starting to effect me mentally and just trying to breathe through it because when you tell people, they have no clue what you mean and think you have shingles. Just looking for some insight.
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