Neurontin (gabapentin) reduces shingles pain

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by dunnlb, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. dunnlb

    dunnlb New Member

    Gabapentin reduces shingles pain
    Tue Aug 16, 3:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A single dose of gabapentin is twice as effective as placebo in reducing pain and other symptoms associated with shingles, according to the results of a study published in the medical journal Neurology. Shingles is a painful rash caused by re-activation in nerve tissue of the chickenpox virus acquired earlier in life.
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    That the antiseizure drugs which increase GABA in the brain disrupt pain signals. My specialist believes that my Klonopin helps with my pain.

    Since I get so much help from the Gaui, it is difficult for me to determine how much eash is helping with pain control.

    Love, Mikie