I was diagnosed with shingles on the left side of my face, eye and head on 11/22. I completed a 7 day Rx of Valcyclovir (1 GM 3 x a day). The blisters have dried up and I'm seeing a cornea specialist for my eye. The post-herpetic neuralgia is driving me crazy - never know when it is coming on. I'm still taking Hydrocodone (500 mg) when I have an attack. Also taking motrin and tylenol as needed. The attacks are so debilitating that I get the shakes and have to rest after the episodes. Usually they happen during the day (1 or 2 per day) but was awakened by one this morning at 6:00 a.m. I can't touch my hairline or top of my head without setting it off. Needless to say I've been unnable to comb or wash my hair for over a week and can't touch the left side of my face above the lip area. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.View Thread
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