Shingles is awful. I haven’t experienced it myself but I’ve heard it’s one of the most painful things you can go through. Patients who I’ve seen, find that the pain has affected their sleep so then they are tired for weeks. It’s also decreased their appetite. Having less sleep and eating less food would cause even more fatigue and negatively impact their quality of life.
There’s some great research supporting the use of intravenous vitamin C in the treatment of shingles or Herpes Zoster.
Symptoms of Shingles
The pain usually starts before the rash begins 2-3 days afterwards. Many people have persistent or recurrent pain in that same area that can last for months or years.
The pain of postherpetic neuralgia may be sharp and intermittent or constant and may be debilitating. Vitamin C has been shown to treat and prevent this post-rash pain.
Natural Treatments for Shingles
B12 injections into the same dermatome or around where the rash is also part of the treatment.
High dose vitamin C such as 20g has been researched and supported. Ideally the treatment is 2-3 times the first week as soon as possible and then 1 a week for 3 weeks.
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