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I’m interested to know if anyone suffers with intermittent nerve flare ups with there post herpetic neuralgia?
Mine only occurs occasionally but when it does nine times out of ten only Iv morphine will mask the pain. I’ve seen a surgical consultant recently who had just referred me to Physio as he feels there’s no neurological complaints. All he asked me to do was bend a few ways and signed me off.
I completely feel overwhelmed as he saw me at my physical best and not when I’m having a episode. I don’t want to have to take such strong medication for the rest of my life as at 33 I I feel like I should have better options. I’ve suffered with this now for around 3 years and to be quite frank I’m scared of the long term effects of the pain medication. I am seeking Physio, Pilates and hydro courses as well as a back brace advices by my doctor to help illuminate movements that might promote an attack. I’m hoping to see my family gp who has known me all my life in the next week as he is the only one willing to work through/eliminate any other illnesses. From reading through it seems like everyone has the pain consistantly. I had a scan on my back which didn’t show any thing up but would nerve damage show up on a scan.
I’m feeling really low and fatigued having to fight this with no real outcome. I’m being treated for post herpetic neuralgia and I just want to be sure that is definitely what it is. Any advice welcome. Sorry for yet another post so soon.
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