I was diagnosed with shingle ( it's on my neck, back of my scalp and face - so far ).
The ER Dr. put me on 2 meds. Acyclovir 800 mg to be taken every 4 hrs around the clock and Cephalexin 500 mg to be taken every 6 hrs around the clock. No pain meds as with my current Fentanyl patch and bt meds I am only in a little bit of pain - about a 3 or 4 level I would say and only where the sores are at.
My biggest concern right now is she said this can cause nerve damage - is this like the spinal nerve damage I already have?
Will this effect my already injured nerves? Is it just the nerves where the sores are at?
I see my normal MD on Monday to be sure I am covered correctly with the given meds.
Meanwhile I am concerned about the nerve damage she told me LITTLE about :??
L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.