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1% of the posts that mention Shingles also mention Numbness (1,358 posts)
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Treatments such as Lyrica, Neurontin 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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(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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been 12 weeks since my shingles rash on the right thigh....
...weeks since my shingles rash on the right thigh. I had a burning sensation and also stabbing pain. I had anti-viral meds and gabapentin, the stabbing ...entire leg has some numbness. T...
sides I am still numb and tingling. My feet especially....
...in October and from my waste down on both sides I am still numb and tingling. My feet especially. I am taking Gabapentin have tried pain meds nothing is very effective. Once shingles are gone...
i have had shingles for 1 mos. the severe pain and numbness...
...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 day. also Lyrica 100 mg...
nerve and i have constant numbness, tingling and pain all...
...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...
still have the numbness in my fingers and toes. The joint...
...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...
and he is still suffering from numbness above the left eye,...
...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...
I also have used every cream and lotion created to numb...
...moderate case of shingles amd was given valtrax, gabapentin, protinics and ...take celexa, tylonal and methodone for pain. I also have used every cream and lotion created to numb this terible pa...
chemotherapy . My toes have been numb for some time and the...
.... My toes have been numb for some time ...ago I was diagnosed with shingles on my left leg from just below the knee up to the hip joint . The rash is almost gone (high doses of Valtrex). The las...
itches and feels numb.  About 3 months after having...
...itches and feels numb.  About 3 ...doctors' believe it is not related to the Shingles.  I feel ...every day.  It gives me a little relief.  Do you believe that this is related to the Shingles...
SIDE OF FACE I'VE HAD NUMBNESS AND TINGLING ON THE LEFT...
...NUMBNESS AND TINGLING ...THE LEFT SIDE OF MY FACE ...IT FELT LIKE A SPIDER WAS CRAWLING UNDER MY SKIN ...AND ALSO AFTER TAKING THE GABABENTIN FOR OVER A YEAR, I'VE GAINED OVER 30 POUNDS...CAN YO...
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