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Post herpetic neuralgia?

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I’ve developed Post herpetic  neuralgia after my first severe herpes outbreak.  I’m 55 and scared …

I was wondering if anyone else out there has developed this as well and how long did it last? What did you do?  

any help is welcome

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  • mr_hopp changed the title to Post herpetic neuralgia?

Ah, PHN is no fun, sorry to hear that. What are your symptoms specifically and for how long have they lasted? You'll want to start taking note (if you haven't already) about when sensations show up, what they're like, etc. PHN can be pretty stubborn, especially for older folks. While it can hang around for different lengths of time for different people, there are ways to manage the pain. This could include pain meds, creams for your skin, antiviral meds, or even special nerve block treatments. Have you talked to your doc about it yet? 

You can also check out other H Opp forum posts about PHN here: 

This content is for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute medical advice or diagnosis. I'm not a medical professional, so please take this as friendly peer support. 

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