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I'm asking because I find that even though I spend my days at a pain level of 4/5, if I do too much I get shot up to an 8/9 for days. My Shingles covered my left hip and down my thigh. My main symptoms are skin sensitivity, aching and stinging. I've discovered there's a list of things that if I do them my days get worse, such as: Running, Walking, Aerobics, sweeping, moving around for hours (hours of shopping is fun but I'm down for two days). I've had to start lifting weights to get exercise. Pants sting so I work from the office 1/2 a day and the other from home so I can get relief. Does anyone else notice that what you do makes the pain worse, or is it just me??? My oh so smart brain keeps telling me that nerve damage just hurts regardless what you do, but I swear what I do affects it greatly. I swear I'm starting to go nutso.
Also weather changes... do they affect you??
FYI: I take Gabapentin regularly and use Lidocane patches (which are a God send), and then I have Butalb and Hydrocodone as needed. But I don't like to take things so I take my Gab and Lido and I'm light on the others.
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