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Diagnosed with shingles. Burning sensation on the right side, headache and fatigue. Is it normal with shingles?

I ve been diagnosed with shingles , but don t really have the pain associated with it. I get a burning sensation at times on my right side, but it s not constant. My biggest issue is a bad headache , on the right, I feel pressure around my eye and I feel very fatigue and a little dizzy. I woke feeling great this morning, but after about 20 minutes of do light straightening up and making and eating breakfast I hit a wall of fatigue and was on the couch for about 3 hours. Is this typical?
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Hello,

Thanks for the query,

I understand your problem

In the background history of shingles, I feel that your headache will require a detailed neurological evaluation which will include clinical and investigations including MRI scan of the brain (to rule out any complications/other secondary causes of headache). This will clarify the picture. Your headache and burning sensation may improve with medications like Pregabaline, gabapentine, amitryptiline etc.


Hope this clarifies
Best wishes
Dr Gopal K Dash MD, DM, Post-doctoral fellowship (Epilepsy)
Consultant Neurologist and Epilepsy specialist
Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Bangalore
My Blog in the Web site:
http://www.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/dr-gopal-krishna-dash/64344


Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Neurologist Dr. Gopal Krishna Dash's  Response
Hello,

Thanks for the query,

I understand your problem

In the background history of shingles, I feel that your headache will require a detailed neurological evaluation which will include clinical and investigations including MRI scan of the brain (to rule out any complications/other secondary causes of headache). This will clarify the picture. Your headache and burning sensation may improve with medications like Pregabaline, gabapentine, amitryptiline etc.


Hope this clarifies
Best wishes
Dr Gopal K Dash MD, DM, Post-doctoral fellowship (Epilepsy)
Consultant Neurologist and Epilepsy specialist
Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Bangalore
My Blog in the Web site:
http://www.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/dr-gopal-krishna-dash/64344


Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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