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Suggest treatment for postherpetic neuralgia

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Dr. Hari Charan Perigela

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Posted on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 in Lump
Question: I have muscle spasm across my abdomen since having shingles, is this normal?
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It could be due to Post herpetic neuralgia.

Detailed Answer:
Muscles spasms are seen in some individuails due to Post herpetic neuralgia.
Apart from Lyrica,I prescribe skeletal muscle relaxant tablet containing Thiocolchicoside 4mg twice daily after food to my patients with similar complaints.
Antiviral tablet Acyclovir will reduce the symptoms if it is taken during early stages of shingles.
Nothing to worry.
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