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Hi, my name is Butty56! I have PHN is around right eye and the right side of forehead. any advice?

Butty56 Community member Posts: 2 Listener

Hi to all members.


  • Butty56
    Butty56 Community member Posts: 2 Listener

    I have had PHN for almost three years after having shingles. the area I have PHN is around my right eye and the right side of my forehead. I hve been presribed Gabapentin 900mg three times a day and amitriptyline 50mg taken at night.

    I was referred to the pain clinic and they injected me with a nerve blocker but sadly this did not work.

    I have itching and pain most of the day.

    Has anyone out there got any helpfull information please

  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,182 Scope online community team

    Heya @Butty56 and welcome to the community. :)

    I'm sorry to hear you're having issues with PHN and it's a pity the nerve blocker hasn't helped. Has your GP been able to offer any other suggestions of what to try next? Unfortunately we cannot offer medical advice on the community.

    Albus (he/him)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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