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"PHN and menopause"
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I was diagnosed with genital herpes when I was in my 20s, with my first episode of post-herpetic neuralgia when in my 40s. I got it under control with daily doses of valacyclovir for suppression (which changed to acyclovir due to the insurance I had at later), and am also taking 500 mg daily of L-lysine. Occasionally after that I would get a little burning or tingling in various areas when I was stressed, but nothing too bad. Now, about 10 years later as I'm now officially in menopause, the PHN has returned with a vengeance. It is affecting almost all the nerves in my body, from my face and head down to my ankles. This includes both cold sensations and prickliness. Has anyone else had this happen at the start of menopause? I read somewhere that estrogen helps regulate the nervous system, so am thinking that low estrogen could be a factor here.

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