Posted by Prioris (Fl, US) on 03/25/2015
Through trial and error in trying to find the cause of my migraines I discovered I had occipital neuralgia. From there, I found the
root cause was herpes zoster virus.
The point of this post is that your underlying cause could be chronic infection. The herpes zoster is well known for causing nerve pain.
I have had low level chronic shingles my entire life but they don't break out in skin eruptions but just a little tingling on the skin. I ignored it most of my life since I had a zillion other things I needed to address. I did take a homeopathic formula for shingle 15 years ago that helped a lot with tingling but never touched the migraine.
I have had ME/CFIDS essentially my entire life. I am 60 years old. The virus has been getting more aggressive in me as I age. The heart of ME/CFIDS is that at it's root it's an encephalopathy disease which causes a lot of secondary diseases.
I know people are in desperation for some remedies to neuralgia so decided to post this as soon as possible versus more evaluation. It may help some people.
I found most of the Herpes Zoster remedies mention in the shingles file did help me some degree but did not really address the underlying condition. Curiously, many things that help people here are the same.
Here is the list of remedies and how I responded to them.
1) high dose b2 riboflavin helped a little. first thing that helped.
2) coenzyme b complex. it worsened I think due to the coenzyme folic acid whyich seems to irritate the nerve but other vitamins were ok.
3) b12 sublingual methylcobalamin helped a little more but too much aggravated it.
4) magnesium glycinate and magnesium oil help a little a lot since it relaxed the muscles around the nerves
5) chiropractor treatment help a lot by moving the migraine over the eye to neuralgia pain on side and to the spinal column at times. this traced it to the C2 section of spinal cord so I could make a diagnosis of occipital neuralgia.
6) lysine helped a lot more. the therapeutic dose is 3 grams minimum 3 times a day. This helped me realize it was a herpes caused problem but only because the chiropractor took a layer of pain off the problem so I could figure it out.
7) vitamin C helped a little but not as much as lysine
8) potassium gluconate helped a little but I think because it is ionic form
9) cooling things to the mouth like mint. that actually helped a little also. I saw this suggestion from someone.
10) changing my diet a higher lysine to arginine ratio helped more than just lysine
This still was not enough. When I slept, my neuralgia pain acted up a lot more as I slept.
11) Since I had an overactive immune system, I ordered a product called moducare. This product has a lot of research in back of it. It is a low dose phytosterol combination that has been shown to balance the immune system. After I started taking this, I was able to sleep better and had less neuralgia upon awakening but still I had to be aggressive with Lysine.
11a) There is another product - micronized Beta Glucan which I have not tried that research has shown to be very effective to improve immune system. The regular beta glucan is useless for the immune system since it does not get absorbed. The form of beta glucan is more important than the quantity. The ideal size of beta glucan is 1 micron or smaller although 1 to 2 microns may be ok also.
12) The thing that has worked the best is the Terminator 2 Zapper. It combines the zapper circuit with an orgone generated by a mobius coil. It is suppose to be the most popular zapper in the world. I stopped taking lysine and other things then just started wearing the Terminator 2 zapper for 16+ hours a day. after 3 days, the virus seems to be more under control than with all those supplements.
I still take the magnesium to help with muscle tension but also because ME/CFIDS uses up the magnesium. I hardly had any neuralgia pain today I really have to test the Terminator 2 zapper out for month or more before I can truly give a more solid review.
Neuralgia causes a lot of pain so I will make an exception. I'd like to put this out there as soon as possible. this is another thing to try.
I am very cognizant that many people especially chronically ill may be on very tight budgets so must choose carefully what they buy. I strongly recommend buying the Terminator 2 Zapper. It has many generic health applications. If it doesn't work for one thing it may for something else. Running it 24 hours a day for one month would cost $3.50 in batteries (seven 9 volt batteries). You may save on supplements to make up for the cost of the zapper. I always tell people that it is worth buying a silicon enema kit because it has many health applications.