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Do you mean that you still have the outbreak of shingles blisters more than 3 months later?
Or do you mean that you have post-herpetic neuralgia - the pain that comes from nerves that were damaged by the virus while the outbreak was occurring?
Diprosan is an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid. It reduces swelling and inflammation. It sadly doesn't help the damage done to nerves during a shingles outbreak. Post herpetic neuralgia (which just means nerve pain after a herpes zoster outbreak) can be excruciating and can last up to a year or more.
Have your doctors tried lidocaine or capsaicin skin patches?
Also, the usual dose of Lyrica for post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is 50-100 mg three times a day. One usually starts with 50 mg three times a day and increases after a week. Your doctor may intend increasing this.
Treating the pain is really all that can be done.
I hope this will improve for you over time. Often the risk of PNH can be avoided if someone is treated with an antiviral within 48-72 hours of the first shingles outbreak. However, that is too late for you.
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