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post herpetic neuralgia?

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Hello - Several months ago I was diagnosed with herpes by a doctor. He gave me a script which I took. After several days when the sores were gone, I developed an intense burning and stabbing pain near the site of the sores. I was given scripts for T3's which only reduced my pain by 10-20%, and then I was given scripts for percocet and endocet. The pain was so severe that I ended up in the emergency for severe pain twice in about 3 weeks. The pain was severe enough to keep me at home on painkillers for 3 1/2 weeks. The doctor told me I had post herpetic neuralgia. I am a 24 year old female.

I have tried researching post herpetic neuralgia on the internet but all the articles that mention it say that it is related to shingles, not herpes. All the information says that it is very rare for young people to have phn. I can also find no information regarding recurrence rates of phn. I would like to know if every time I have a herpes outbreak if i will also suffer from phn, and if so what the treatment options are.

I have seen two different doctors, one of whom diagnosed me with phn but didnt seem to know very much about it, and the other that told me i didnt have phn and gave me a script for painkillers. Does anyone have any information that might help me regarding phn? Has anyone else had a similar experience?


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