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Unfortunately pain and nerve pain due to shingles often lasts several months.
In a small percentage of patients, it may go on longer. Hopefully this will not be the case.
Ask your Dr about increasing the dose of Gabapentin, this is a medication used to treat neuropathy and often Drs will not use a high enough dose. You may need to see a neurologist in consult
Use an ice pack also, this will help block the pain to the nerve endings.
Hope this helps