Last reply 1 year ago
MS and post herpetic neuralgia

Good Evening,

I am very new to this and MS infact (Diagnosed Oct 2017) and am currently taking Tecfidera. Within a week of my diagnosis I also developed shingles which has left me with agonising post herpetoc neuralgia which doesn’t seem to be shifting and is so debilitating. I seem to have been given every drug under the sun and my Gp has now said that they don’t know what else to prescribe and I am waiting to hear further from the neurologist. Just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience? And if there was any treatment/advice that helped them?


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1 year ago

Hi @snowyowl and welcome,

There’s an article from the respected MS research team at Barts here:-

The Tecfidera will now be suppressing your immune system, which possibly can’t help you eliminate these shingles.

Have you spoken to your MS Nurse about this problem? That may be a quicker route to your Neuro.

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