Age factor, and persisting pain does indicate PHN. Sometimes simple analgesics help, in others opiate analgesics.Takes time,and recovery slow.
Thanks for the reply. Whats the period of recovery? How long will it take? I have read it takes months or years and I cannot bear this pain. Thanks.
In a couple of weeks, it should but then your doc might prescribe you more potent analgesics.Do check in.
its post herpetic neuralgia, the severity of the pain, and the length of recovery depends on how severe and extensive the initial shingles outbreaks was. it could be week,s to months to years before recovery. there is also permanent hypersensitivity, numbness, and random jolts of pain
simple analgesics do not really work against nerve pains, you need something like stronger painkillers.