Last reply 10 months 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?

Thanks!

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stumbler
10 months ago

Hi @snowyowl and welcome,

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

http://multiple-sclerosis-research.blogspot.com/2016/09/neurospeak-researchspeak-effectiveness.html

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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