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A couple of weeks ago I posted about severe pain and a burning, tingling, numb feeling in my left arm and fingers. After about two days I developed very painful blisters on my thumb and hand overnight. went to the Dr and was diagnosed with Shingles. Shingles!! Really?! I did not see that coming at all! The pain I was feeling was the warning before the actual outbreak. So anyway, what I thought was peri related and tried to ignore was something much more serious. Now, we as women know pain, but this pain is excruciating nerve pain and there is no other like it. giving birth to my son was a walk in the park compared to this. Anyway, now I have to worry about the life long effects of the damage done to my nerves because I didnt catch it in the first 48 hours of onset. Who in the hell would associate a painful arm with shingles?? So, as I lay here typing this and the pain is at a tolerable level, I ask myself what is and what isnt related to hormones? My dr says that stress and hormones can bring it on and I have definitely been stressed. Also, it is more common in women, hence the title of this post. Hope all have a symptom free day!
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