shingles and leg weakness
My husband was diagnosed with shingles from his right knee downwards to his toes two weeks ago. The rash is clearing up nicely but he is suffering with pain from his hip down to his feet. He was given aciclover which he has now finished, gabapentin and tramadol both of which he had to be taken off because they were causing confusion and hallucinations and is now on amitriptyline, brufen and paracetamol. He sleeps from 11.00pm but every night the pain wakens him around 3.30am and it is difficult to go back to sleep. He is very concerned about leg and muscle weakness in his right leg and this morning while having a wash his leg gave way under him and he fell in the bathroom. The doctor has told him to try and keep mobile but a cane does not seem to give him the support he needs. This leg problem is causing great anxiety for him and I would be grateful if anyone could tell me if they have experienced this and will it eventually clear. He is terrified of being an invalid.