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Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by deirdre, Jun 4, 2011.
...I have shingles.
Oooh no. Not had them myself but i hear they are painful?
Hope you get rid of them soon.
I knew it was shingles when I woke up and felt like I had lightning bolts zapping my face. Yeah, it's quite painful!
They put me on steroids (no world-class athletics for me!) and anti-virals and I'm already starting to feel better, though.
You have my absolute sympathy Diedre. I've had them twice and they burned for weeks! Best of luck sleeping....codeine was my only friend then.
Again my heart is with you!
I'm already on all the drugs for pain management due to fibromyalgia. I think I would have felt the pain a day or two ago if I weren't, so now it's worse.
Get well real soon !
HUGZ, know they are no fun
oooh, I've not had Shingles (yet!). Take all the drugs you can get
I'm very sorry, deirdre, but very glad you got to the doctor quickly! I had the displeasure of having them a couple of years ago. Fast treatment is extremely important, so that's a big plus in your favor. I hope you get over it super quickly!
Ouch, sorry to hear Deirdre. Hope the meds work well and you're better soon. Never had them but aren't they sort of similar to chicken pox - same type of mechanism or something???
Hang in there,
The same virus: Shingles: MedlinePlus
Sorry to hear about your illness. Hang in there...
Diet may help; it appears that herpes viruses are exacerbated by some amino acids, mitigated by others. Chocolate and nuts seem to be things best avoided ... and, despite what christilou suggests, I'd lay off the crack too ...
anyway, hope it settles soon ...
Hope you get well soon.
My grandmother had shingles a couple of years ago and it wasn't fun. I hope you'll get better soon; the sooner the better!
My mother had very bad shingles some years ago and thus I know how bad that is. I hope that you will be fine again without enduring unpleasant health effects and wish you the best!
I feel only half as bad as I did yesterday, though the anti-virals do give me a stomach ache something fierce. Fortunately, I only have to take them for a week.
So sorry. I've not had them, but several friends have. They are miserable. Be well soon.
For those of us who are senior citizens, there is now a shingles vaccine available. I gladly accepted that recommendation from my doctor, having seen my father suffer from the disease while recuperating from a triple bypass....
Get well soon