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Mentioned Together
0.95% of the posts that mention Shingles also mention Numbness (1,286 posts)
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Treatments such as Neurontin, Lyrica and Gabapentin are used both for Numbness and Shingles.

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Paresthesia , spelled "paraesthesia" in American and British English spelling differences, is a Wikt:sensation of tingling, pricking, or numbness of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect. It is more generally known as the feeling of "pins and needles" or of a human limb "... Read more on Wikipedia

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Shingles

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(Herpes zoster)
Herpes zoster (or simply zoster), commonly known as shingles and also known as zona, is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body, often in a stripe. The initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) cau... Read more on Wikipedia

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Acyclovir*
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bumps under it. i took a 7 day treatment of Acyclovir 800...
...have had shingles for 1 mos. the severe pain and numbness is still there. its on my left side and my skin feels numb with hidden bumps under it. i took a 7 day treatment of Acyclovir 800 mg., 5x a...
generic neurontin for my neuropathic shingles pain (one...
...fingers and toes. The joint pain which turned out to be RA started in my fingers and toes, and elbows. The pain would be more pronounced late in the evening, often waking me up during the night, an...
without a great deal of pain. Iwas tried on gabapentin...
...seems to have gone into my sciatic nerve and i have constant numbness, tingling and pain all down my leg and into my foot. It isvery painful and prevents me from exercising or walking or standing...
to rejuvenate themselves. He was prescribed Gabapentin...
...back toward the top of his head (left side only). The numbness gets to him and he rubs it until the area starts with pain. I wonder if the nerves above the eye are trying to recover from the dama...
STARTING TO SLOWLY GET WORSE. SEPTEMBER 2006 I HAD SHINGLES...
...GABABENTIN 600MG TWICE A DAY. LAST YEAR I HAD A MRI , SPINAL TAP AND THEY ALL CAME OUT NORMAL.  RECENTLY, THE NUMBNESS AND TINGLING ARE STARTING TO SLOWLY GET WORSE. SEPTEMBER 2006 I HAD SHINGLES...
Think Its Tri-neuralgia...i'm Currently Taking Gababentin...
...2006 After I Had Shingles...i've Had An Mri, Spinal Tap And Both Came Back Normal...i've Gone To 2 Neurologist And They Think Its Tri-neuralgia...i'm Currently Taking Gababentin 600 Mg Twice...
AUGUST 2006.. I'VE BEEN TAKING A NEURONTON \"GABABENTON\"...
...FACE I'VE HAD AN MRI , SPINAL TAP AND THEY ALL CAME OUT NORMAL..I THINK, THE NUMBNESS AND TINGLING ON THE LEFT SIDE OF MY FACE , IS ALL THE RESULTS OF HAVING SHINGLES IN AUGUST 2006.. I'VE BEEN...
and was too late for medication. Now I take Neurontin...
...shingles was not diagnosed because the symptoms were similar with the ones I expected from chemo and I got just 3 small blisters on the side of my knee that I thought were allergic reactions to Tax...
that in a newspaper about someone suffering from Shingles...
...numb, pain is back of his head down his neck. And, of course, there is the nagging itch. Thank you for the tips .. much appreciated! One thing which has been helpful to him is rubbing yellow L...
pain might be from all the spinal taps or from the shingles...
...then the numbness and pain is located on the outside of the upper part of both legs. Been to Drs and the have gave me Lyrica and Nuerotin which doesn't help. Not sure if the pain might be...
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