You mention cream and the patch, are you using lidocain patches or cream that you apply? I use the cream, but have had much better luck with the Asprecreme brand that has a roller applicator. It seems more expensive, but it lasts much longer, so it's actually cheaper.
I wish I had suggestions for the other problem. Merry would know the medical name for that ultra-senstive reaction to air or wind, I never had that, That's got to be so difficult. Are you using other meds such as Gabapentin (Neurontin) or Lyrica? I use Gab plus Extra-Strength Tylenol and my previous prescription NSAID and those have helped. I hope you do see some improvment-it can happen, as I'm still very slowly improving. I'll be frank, it's not that common, but I know two others who had PHN and saw an improvement, like me, at about 5-6 months. I'm now at 8 months, and hope this continues. 0
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