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I have shingles and...

I have shingles and it has been 6 days and the pain in the upper leg by growing and the thigh hurt so bad I can't lay in bed sleep of sit comfortably. Is there a shot that I can request from my doctor to help that nerve pain. the doctor has me on lyrica I think and another pill 3 times a day for the rash.

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

No swelling

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No ~ I saw him Monday and would like to know if there might be an answer to possibly get a steroid shot if that would help elevate the pain

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

If I were your doctor I'd give you an injection of 80 mg of DepoMedrol which is a long-acting cortisone formulation

That should definitely help with the pain and you should ask your doctor for it

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Is that the same as a steroid shot
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

Yes--solumedrol is a cortisone like steroid

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