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Hello everyone! Im in need of advice with these shingles. I had my first outbreak last year December 2016. I had rash on my forehead,scalp,and right eye..which had swollen up. I went to the my family doctor and she said it could be a allergic reaction..she gave me some meds for allergic reaction. Maybe 2 days later I went to the Emergency room because my face was red and itchy/burning. They diagnosed me with Shingles..gave me a prescription for Antivirals..and told me to go to eye doctor asap. I went to eye dr. He gave eye drops after doing tests..all was well. Long story short: Since then I have had 3 shingles outbreaks along with pain all over my body.(Diagnosed with PHN due to the late initial diagnosis) I have been given Amitriptylin and Valacyclovir..which help..but not to well with this body pain. I can tell my Dr is not to familiar with any of this.. Im doing more talking and self diagnosing telling her what I read on google..lol! Im at my whit's end with my dr! Im needing better help with this because its really becoming nerve wreaking and depressing for me! As of today I am just getting over a outbreak,but this time I think it was in my scalp! I had some antivirals left over so I took those.. I have to make a appointment to go see the dr..but i dont want to cause I feel like Im going for nothing. Can you tell me if there is a specialist doctor for this? I've been reading alot of these post and have gotten lots of great information like the diet,the medications you guys are taking etc.. I will be trying this and I plan on showing my dr. This thread.. Yall are experiencing the exact pain and symptoms I am..so maybe she can see what yall are being prescribed. With PHN. Is there anything I can do at home for the pain. .besides meds? Any info yall can give I appreciate it..thank you!
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