Good morning all. Yesterday was a rough day for me and I threw everything in the arsenal at my PHN. Routine Lyrica (take 400 msg daily), put on two lidocaine patches, used my heating paid and took (over 24 hrs) a total of 30mg of 10/325 oxycodone. Finally got some relief. The pain med use is a catch 22 to be sure. I would like to taper but on days like yesterday that seems unlikely in the near future.
Interestingly I had developed a rash on my arms and legs last week and my NP called in a cream for me. It is the same cream Charlie has been using. Small tube and coat only $4 but I, like Babs, have a pretty large portion of my body to cover. Have never tried Aspercreme may give it a try.
I know it is a highly sensitive subject, but have any of you had experience with opioids to control your PHN pain?