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Two months ago I had a Basel cell removed from side of nose,

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Two months ago I had a Basel cell removed from side of nose, consequently finishing up with a puffed up "black eye", The scaring healed very quickly and was soon released from their care but I still had a very sore eye which recently has become rather troublesome with stabbing pains going from the side of my head into the eye. last night these pains lasted all night so was unable to get any sleep, in fact these pains continue as I write, I've been taking pain killers without success. would appreciate any thought on this matter

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I have never had migraines but can imagine now what it must feel like, when I had the Basel cell removed I was expecting a couple of stiches and finished up with 20, hence the swollen eye, this was done on May 26th, also recently had severe back ache and was prescribed Diazepam which I stopped taking because of side affects, was also given Co-codamol which I'm taking now to try and relieve these stabbing pains in my eye, do you recommend I carry on with the Co- codaol as I need something to take the present stabbing pain away, if you could recommend any other quick relief I would be grateful.
Regards. James Blandford

Thank you for that additional information.

It would be OK to continue with the Co-codaol. There really is no other quick relief available.

If the pain continues you should consult with your internal medicine MD

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you, My problem was quickly diagnosed on Monday morning as "Shingles" which thankfully is now being treated as the pain was intense over the weekend, should have gone to A&U but usually all day waiting at weekends, hopefully will now see some improvement being I'm halfway through course of Aciclovir tablets, also sent to Ophthalmology Dept.for further checks.
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Sounds like you are getting excellent treatment. Also I am glad to hear that you are going to be examined by an ophthalmologist as shingles can get into your actual eyeball and, left untreated, cause a lot of problems.

I hope you feel better soon.