Can you tell me which vitamin is good for post herpetic neuralgia (nerve pain)?

None according to. The scientific literature but I am sure some ads will tell you differently or someone who sells them. There are medications like Lyrica (pregabalin) and Neurontin that may be of more use. See your doctor.
B12, C, E, AMP. Although there is no overwhelming evidence, a very limited number of studies have suggested that vitamin c and B12 injections may improve symptoms. Intramuscular amp (adenosine monophosphate) has also helped some patients in one large trial. Additionally, oral or topical vitamin e, topical capsaicin or peppermint oil may offer some relief as well.

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Is there a good treatment for post herpetic neuralgia?

Be aggressive early. I found that aggressive treatment early with antiviral (valtrex superior in my opinion) and steroids helps not only limit the development of this, but symptoms have reversed in some of my patients. Once it is chronic, i found that the sodium channel specific agents, i.e. Tegretol, Trileptal and vimpat, (lacosamide) are superior to the gabaergic drugs such as Lyrica and neurontin. Read more...
Postherpetic neuralg. Severe options, thankfully. Medications such as gabapentin, pregabalin, Lidocaine patches . Nerve blocks and treatments with pulsed radiofrequency. Spinal cord stimulation if nothing helps. It is a painful and difficult to treat condition. See an expert for proper evaluation. It has central as well as peripheral components so the treatment may vary depending on that. Read more...

Does post herpetic neuralgia usually cause many symptoms?

Pain. Neuralgia is, by definition, pain that occurs without stimulation of pain receptors. Herpes infections, which include "shingles", often result in this syndrome. Read more...

Any treatment for post-herpetic neuralgia?

Many. Over the counter remedies include zostrex cream-a cayenne pepper extract that will burn your eyes like tear gas. There are a number of medications including Lidoderm patches-a local anesthetic applied to the unbroken skin, a number of different meds of the anti-epileptic class like lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin; snri antidepressents like Cymbalta and Pamelor work at the spinal cord level, . Read more...
Neuralgia. Yes there are treatments avaiable, mostly with medication and you need to see a neurologist that deals in pain management for an evaluation. Read more...

Shingles -has anyone had post-herpetic neuralgia pain treated?

Several treatments. Post-herpetic neuralgia (chronic pain after shingles) can be treated with Gabapentin (neurontin) or other related drugs. You can also apply capsaicin (zostrix) cream to the area, which burns the nerve endings to deaden the pain. Other treatments include tricyclic antidepressants, Lidocaine patches, and, in severe cases, narcotic pain relievers. Read more...
Doxepin. Doxepin cream is by far the most effective treatment. Standard issue is 5%. A specialty pharmacy can make a stronger one. Use as often as needed. Sometimes makes people sleepy which makes it very good for bedtime use. About 10% of users will become allergic to it with prolonged use. Read more...

What can I do for coping with post herpetic neuralgia?

Neuralgia. This is a very common and unpleasant problem. These days there are many treatment plans geared to helping people with this problem. Medications are available from your physician. Read more...
Medications. Certain medications such as pregabalin, gabapentin, notrtiptyline may help. Local treatment - Lidoderm patch or capsaicin. Read more...

Are the symptoms of post herpetic neuralgia bad?

Very painful, yes. Post herpetic neuralgia is a painful condition caused by shingles. Shingles is very painful but in some people it causes permanent damage and nerve pain that doesn't improve with time. It is bad in that it causes pain that can be extremely painful and there is no cure. There are several treatments to help control the pain. Read more...
YES! Antivirals, like valtrex, (valacyclovir) need to be started within 72 hrs of shingle symptoms. They can decrease the severity and duration of the rash. If pain persists after the rash is gone - postherpetic neuralgia (phn) - it needs to be treated aggressively so it does not last forever. The older you are when you have shingles, the more likely you are to have phn. See a board certified pain specialist for help. Read more...