View Full Version : cold or heat for shingles pain?

01-16-2011, 10:11 PM
my back nerves are hurting worse as the days go on, and i can't sleep on my left side because i wake up with that side completely cramped up. and my back just aches. does anyone know if cold packs or heat would be best? i lean towards cold, because i'm afraid heat might stir up the rash, but yet heat might soothe the muscles. i dont' know. any advice?


Hermana Linda
01-17-2011, 09:45 PM
I'm so sorry. :( I wish I knew. :hugheart

01-18-2011, 09:33 PM
thanks Linda! Actually, the ice packs on my back are helping, so i'm sticking with that for now. I took a nice long nap today, and i feel a little better today, just so wiped out. but a little more hopeful :)

Hermana Linda
01-18-2011, 09:35 PM
I'm glad you found something that helps. :hug

01-18-2011, 10:50 PM
:hug I can't remember what I did! Mostly just lay there and moan. :lol I think I did a heating pad. :think

01-18-2011, 10:53 PM
I remember heat helping some. Mostly a lot of pain meds. :hug