Hi there. Thank you for posting your question with Healthcaremagic. I will do my best to help you.
The medications that you are or have been on probably have contributed very little if anything to your recovery from Herpes Zoster
. These medications are really only effective if started BEFORE the rash
appears and in practise this is rarely achievable.
Your recovery to date is probably the spontaneous recovery that one would expect anyway without treatment. The fact that you still have pain is "normal". This pain may or may not subside in time. Taking additional antiviral medication
at this stage will not influence the eventual outcome.
If the pain gradually subsides, as I hope it will, over the next month or so then that is that. If however it persists then you may need to consult a Pain Specialist or Pain Clinic. Do not wast time with OTC pain medications long term. Good luck!
I hope that I have answered your questions fully and been of some help. If you have anymore questions please contact me again anytime.
Dr Andrew Rynne.