A vaccine for the prevention of shingles is available. If you are 70, 71,72, 73, 74 or 78 or 79 on 1st September 2017, you are eligible. The vaccine (known as Zostavax®▼) is provided through NHS GPs, pharmacists or private healthcare providers. We encourage anyone who is offered this vaccine to take it up. Continue reading Vaccine to Prevent Shingles
Would you like to help a researcher by answering his questions? Dr Paul Chazot ([email protected]) would like to find out what helps and hinders people from managing their pain. Continue reading Would You Like to Help a Researcher by Answering His Questions?
If you are finding it difficult to get the right medication to help with your PHN or if your doctor seems to have run out of ideas, you can ask to be referred to an NHS Pain Clinic. There are also private pain clinics. Continue reading Finding a Pain Clinic
Researchers from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, have found that an anti-seizure drug gabapentin and an antidepressant nortriptyline taken together is a more effective treatment to stop the pain of post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) than either of the medications alone.