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Whole body pain, numbness in foot and toes. Hurts on swallowing and breathing. Is it postherpetic neuralgia, had shingles before?

I have been experiencing pain along the right side of my body only for three weeks. It started in my Neck and shoulder and gradually spread up and my body. My clothing hurts just touching and Showers are uncomfortable. My ARM and hand tend to go numb at times as well as my foot and toes. I have been seeing my doctor and had an MRI, cat-scan, blood tested and an EMG with no results. My mom seems to think that it could be shingles but, my doctor doesn t. I am completely baffled And tired as it affects my work ability. Picking things up and moving them hurts. Sleeping is difficult. And swallowing, eating and breathing(not to mention laughing) hurts but only on my right side of My body. Even with the gamapentin and pescription naproxim sodium I am still in pain. Is this postherpetic neuralgia? During all of this I have what I thought was a normal pimple on the Bone part in my ear. Should I contact my doctor again? I have had shingles in my early twenties so I am concerned.
Asked On : Sun, 11 Mar 2012
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Hello, u didnt mention if u had shingle on right side of body, if yes, then they all can be symptoms of postherpetic neuralgia.
Answered: Sun, 17 Nov 2013
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