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How long does severe shingles pain last?

2 answers | Last updated: Aug 21, 2014
Jeannetta asked...
My husband started with Shingles on his head & left side of his face on Dec. 31,2010. He is taklng 600 mg. Gabapentin 3 times a day & is still having severe pain in his head & face. He also has other odd sensations on the left side of his face & his left eye & nostril. His doctor is on vacation. I know there is a post Shingles pain but how long does this really severe pain really last? He has about 5 really bad bouts in 24 hours.
 

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PR answered...

I had Shingles couple of months back. For the first 2 weeks, the pain was still bearable but then it became completely unbearable. I took several Allopathic medicines but nothing really helped with the pain. I then went to a Naturopath. I took Acupuncture over the next 2 weeks and the following homeopathic medicines Hypericum perforatum Antimonium crudum Arsenicum album The Acupuncture and the above homeopathic medicines helped me a lot and I did not have pain after around 2 weeks.

 

 
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