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    Quote Originally Posted by Robina View Post
    This is the treatment my husband had a couple of years ago. To be clear, the antivirals are pills not creams. He was also prescribed low dose anti-depressants which work as painkillers at that dose but take a couple of weeks to work. He also suggests paracetamol as this seemed as good as anything for the pain. Maybe a topical over-the-counter analgesic cream but he did not try this himself.

    He had a very bad attack and we paid for an injection for me as they are not free until you are 70 in the UK:-( It is well worth avoiding!

    Good luck.
    I had the antiviral tablets, can't remember the brand name, when I had shingles I still have some Postherpetic neuralgia (post-hur-PET-ik noo-RAL-juh) is the most common complication of shingles. The condition affects nerve fibers and skin, causing burning pain that lasts long after the rash and blisters of shingles disappear. ... For most people, postherpetic neuralgia improves over time so they say but mine has lasted about 5 years so far.
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    Nasty affair is shingles, I would see a doctor ASAP with Jennys diabetes medication options could be limited and for best recovery time is of the essence it seems

    All my best wishes

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    Thanks to all.
    It's looking like a light dose.... So far.
    The pharmacist didn't look too concerned and didn't recoil in horror.
    Got a dose of anti histamine in, first thing on reading the advice here.
    She's about 36 hours in and the tablets started working after about 30 minutes.
    Now got stronger anti histamine and a clever cream.
    Pity we couldn't get the hint about anti histamine on the NHS. website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauljenny View Post
    Thanks to all.
    It's looking like a light dose.... So far.
    The pharmacist didn't look too concerned and didn't recoil in horror.
    Got a dose of anti histamine in, first thing on reading the advice here.
    She's about 36 hours in and the tablets started working after about 30 minutes.
    Now got stronger anti histamine and a clever cream.
    Pity we couldn't get the hint about anti histamine on the NHS. website.
    Should i put in for my PHD in chemistry.
    Antihistimine tabs works for me,quick recovery jenny.
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    Not had it myself but a mate of mine did and he was advised to stay out of the sun until the drugs had sorted it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asterix View Post
    Not had it myself but a mate of mine did and he was advised to stay out of the sun until the drugs had sorted it out.
    Thanks..She's zonked out, indoors.
    She's not used to the tablets ...
    I'll slip her a couple, next time she wants to go shopping with her sister.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trevskoda View Post
    Sorry to hear paul but give her some of you booze,as one day at carrick castle a lay preacher was up on his soap box with a class of alcohol giving all damnation on the evils of drink,then producing a worm to which he dropped in and watched it disolve,he then shouted out,see what does this tell you about the evil drink,then from the back of the crowd a chap shouted out,well if you drink lots then you will never suffer from worms.
    Once again, you're dead on the nail, Trev.
    I constructed a stonking, great G&T..
    Trouble was, after 2 broken nights and the anti histamines, she's gone for a siesta.
    The G&T worked a treat, for me.
    It looks like she wont be wearing her mini skirt and bikini,for a while.
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    Hi Paul,only just seen this, hope Jenny’s feeling better now? I had shingles real bad here in 1988 and went to the hospital in Tavira, now the international school, and I had a series of injections in the “jacksie” 1 a day over 3 days and cured it straight off. I can’t remember what they gave me but worth trying if symptoms not improving.. Anyway, send her our love and hope she feels better soon.
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    Glad you managed to get the good lady on the mend. At first I thought you were looking for some help in fitting roof shingles.👍
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    Quote Originally Posted by n brown View Post
    show your symptoms to a decent pharmacist . years ago my daughter had been having unsuccessful but painful acid drop treatment in the uk and the pharm in albufeira just looked and gave us some cream that worked immediately. as you probably know , a lot of european medecine won't pass uk regs- doesn't mean they're no good !
    another thing may be of use to others reading this thread-unless they've changed it , you can buy inhalers over the counter, and anti-biotics
    Be careful with generalisations. There is a painkiller in common use and licences in Spain and Germany that can be fatal to people of British or Irish descent owing to a commonly inherited genetic difference.
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