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Mentioned Together
0.43% of the posts that mention Shingles also mention Withdrawal (577 posts)
Treat them both!
Treatments such as Lyrica, Neurontin and Gabapentin are used both for Shingles and Withdrawal.

Shingles

/ 135,614 posts
(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

Top Treating Medications

Valtrex
Acyclovir*
Lyrica
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Withdrawal

/ 1,492,355 posts
(Withdrawal reaction)
Withdrawal can refer to any sort of separation, but is most commonly used to describe the group of symptoms that occurs upon the abrupt discontinuation/separation or a decrease in dosage of the intake of medications, recreational drugs, and alcohol. In order to experience the symptoms of withd... Read more on Wikipedia

Top Treating Medications

Diazepam
Xanax
Suboxone
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What patients are saying about Shingles and Withdrawal

577 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
neuropathy. I found it useful when I was withdrawing...
...possibly the underlying cause of FM in 40% cases. Gabapentin was developed as an alternative anticonvulsant for epileptics but was quickly found to reduce neuropathic pain in shingles, diabetes,...
how's the neurontin treating you? The shingles has gone...
...how's the neurontin treating you? The shingles has gone away. The Tagamet shortened the whole thing. I take 300mg gabapentin at night to ...A lot of the withdrawal is extreme restlessness mix...
symptoms after 3 day treatments), and am now on Valtrex...
...3-day IVSM treatment last weekend, which is not the best thing to have done in the middle of a shingles flare, apparently. So, I'm still tapering off the IVSM with predisone (because I have HORRIB...
I decide to withdraw my Lyrica treatment, headaches worsen...
...term Lyrica treatment makes me feels terrible, blurred vision, headaches and some days I can't even comb my hair, a week ago I decide to withdraw my Lyrica treatment, headaches worsen and...
due to lack of sleep and the stresses that benzo withdrawal...
...was disrupted after taking benzos.  Colds, sinus infections, had shingles, and more... It seems that for me, much of this was due to lack of sleep and the stresses that benzo withdrawal has on the...
for pain after shingles. it has been hell, I did withdraw...
...times a day after taking it for 9 months for pain after shingles. it has been hell, I did withdraw slowly but not slow enough. I have had all the side effects and still have. I am now 5 days...
Its August now and I am still having withdrawal symptoms...
...was on 400mgx2 gabapentin for 3 months(shingles pain)..The side effects were to much. I quite could turkey.Bad Idea!! Its August now and I am still having withdrawal symptoms.pain in legs, tremors...
shingles and siezures. Anyone using Neurontin needs...
...shingles and siezures. Anyone using Neurontin needs to research it. It is addictive and dangerous according to dozens of posts I read on a forum I found when I googled --neurontin-withdrawl-....
Lyrica when I had shingles about 3 yrs ago. I only took...
I took Lyrica when I had shingles about 3 yrs ago. I ...a day. I had no withdrawal symtoms. Now, I am again ...one. But I experienced no withdrawal when I decreased the dosage....
me. It is also used for the relief of shingles pain which...
...seizure warnings on the Neurontin. Neurontin or Gabaptin is ...it on me. It is also used for the relief of shingles pain which is a ...neurontin helped with the withdrawls. Multiple surgeries...
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