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  • Shingles without the rash

    For about two weeks I was experiencing pain on my right side, around my rib area to under my breast bone. It was an odd pain, nothing like I've had before, it felt as though someone punched me really hard. I thought it was just a muscle strain from so much coughing as I had pneumonia, but the pain...

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  • Shingles in the eye and trying to get off steroid drops for 5 years

    Hi, I have been struggling for 5 years to get off steroid drops for shingles that I got in my one eye. I got off steroids after 2years. But then got it back again. Slowly lowering the dose of steroids is the only way to get off them but the withdrawals made me have stomach issues in the middle of the...

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  • Please help, I need back up!

    Ok everyone! I need you’re support.  I was at a new doctor yesterday who doesn’t believe that our neuralgia can appear in one spot, then blisters somewhere else on our bodies.  Please chime in, respond, and back me up on this one! This way I can show her the evidence based proof that shingles...

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  • Shingles in eye, extreme light sensitivity 26y/o

    Long story short I just got over my first experience with shingles on my cranial nerve and face and in my eye now my eye is extremely light sensitive and it's been two weeks since I could go outside. has anybody gone through this ? How long did it take you to get over the light sensitivity ? (I've...

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  • Sharing my experience - recurring shingles

    I'm a 35 year old female and have had recurring shingles for about 7 years which occurs anything from 3-7 times a year and occasionally back to back. It is always a small cluster of itchy/stinging spots at the base of my spine and thankfully, the only other symptom can be overly sensitive skin down...

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  • Shingles in the mouth

    I had a  burning etc left had side roof of mouth and had operation for cataract recently and it was also aching left hand side went to doctor examined my mouth said I have shingles prescribed acroviral 5 times a day mouth is very sore inside bi ut that's only symptoms will this now go away without...

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  • Shingles?

    I had mild shingles just over a year ago on my left hip. Got on an antiviral right away and was better within two weeks. This morning I started feeling a sensation just like shingles sensitivity on the inside of my right knee down my inner calf. I am now feeling pain in my right foot and it feels like...

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  • Post Shingles and Scar Laser Removal? Too Soon? Does it matter?

    Hello! I had shingles for my first time, starting August 5th, though I had a heck of a time getting rid of it. I was hospitalized due to the severity of the pain. (My trigeminal Nerve behind my right eye) I was released then the antiviral pills ran out, I broke out worse then I had the first time. My...

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  • Post herpetic itch

    I had shingles on my face and inside my eye (trigeminal) just over 4 wks ago. I have severe itching of eyelid, eyebrow, forehead & scalp, unbearable! I've tried coconut oil mixed with olive oil, it felt like it actually increased the itching! I also am using lidocaine patches and Carbemazepine(tegretol)...

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  • Developed shingles on holiday!

    Thought I got sunburnt a week ago in Cyprus as burning sensation on my back! But a week later still burning and slight lumps appeared under my right shoulder and my right breast. Saw doctor yesterday who confirmed shingles but couldn’t give me anything as first five days had gone by and advise I take...

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  • Itching

    I'm about 4 weeks out from diagnosis of shingles on my face, head, eye, and ear. I'm still having low grade headaches, but the itching is more frustrating! My forehead and scalp, especially at night, are driving me crazy. Is it normal for itching to last this long? Any remedies?

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  • Makeup

    I know this is completely vain... But I'm interested in thoughts. I had shingles on my face, scalp and eye. I haven't worn any makeup in a month. I'm fearful of irritating it, but it'd be nice to be able to spruce myself up a bit. Is it a bad idea to put makeup on? I still have red marks...

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  • Hi I am 35 this year and my shingles started on the 11/1...

    Hi I am 35 this year and my shingles started on the 11/10/03 with severe pains in my head which started from my eye and shot backwards. The pain lasted seconds but took my breath away as I couldnt understand what was going on. The pains continued all that day and so I went to the doctors. He thought...

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  • 34 with mild Shingles, no pain, weird?

    SO happy I found this community! I've been treated like a leper by 2 doctors when I was diagnosed with Shingles. Apparently it's "unheard" of in young people (I'm 34) unless we're immune compromised, but reading other young, healthy people on here who have had Shingles is a...

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  • Acupuncture

    Based on the research, acupuncture in conjunction with meds is successful. Has anyone tried this and found it successful?

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  • Two months and still burning pain with shingles

    I have posted a couple times about my condition but here I go again .  I have a severe case on one side from back stomach groin and thigh. It has been two months now and still have burning pain on and off most everyday. At times feels like my pelvic area is hard and swollen. My thigh feels numb...

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  • Does that ever go away!!!!!

    Hiya again, I have been on here before asking if this gets better. I have had this now for a month and a half when i rest up I feel slightly better but if I work or even move to much the pain returns in my shoulder and under my arm and breast area. I am right handed and all my pain is too the left at...

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  • 83 years old with recurring mild shingles

    About 2 months ago I developed a small rash on my forehead. Because it was also on my eyelid I visited my GP.  It was diagnosed as shingles and I was prescribed medication and zovirax. Because the symptoms soon disappeared I stopped taking the huge tablets. However, since then I keep getting eruptions...

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  • 32 F with reoccurring shingles since age of 25.....

    when i say reoccurring, i'm talking once a month or more sometimes since i was 25.... i have been through a lot of physical pain in my life; shingles is a whole new ball game.... Mentally i break down as soon as i feel that first blister form.... My life during shingles consists of probably 250 mg...

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  • Shingles

    I was diagnosed with shingles on the left side of my face, I am wondering if anyone has had severe ear pain &  high pitch noises in ears , plus temple feeling like it's horribly brused, i feel exhausted I also had a cervical Fusion 3 months ago still going to PT but neck feels so painful...

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  • Shingles with lumbar pain

    First I had, what the dr thought, was enteritis. A week following that, I had an itchy rash on my areola, that looked like ringworm. The dr treated it as a fungal infection. Followed by headaches and dizziness. Last night, I was sitting in a chair and moved slightly and developed a sudden, intense pain...

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  • Shingles and work

    I was diagnosed with Shingles Tue. but actually had the rash at least on Fri. (how the ER AND Urgent Care didn't realize it was Shingles I don't know!) and I am on the anti-viral, gabapantin 2700mg and ibprofin 800mg.  I teach 5th graders and I have now missed a full week of school, I am...

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  • I have 'shingles' for days now and it's getting worse(?)

    Good day! I am suffering from shingles on my left neck since Aug.27, 2017 and as of now it's getting worse. On the first day, small number of blisters are appearing. I thought it was just another insect bite so I shook it off. But days after, it started to grow in numbers. I already had my chickenpox...

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  • Shingles at 44 years old

    I was in pain for a week before a diagnosis. Pain in my left flank and it comes in waves. First diagnosis from urgent care is kidney stones, then emergency room did a CT scan everything lookd good so diagnosis pulled muscle. I was given a flexiril for muscle spasm, hate the medicine the effect on me...

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  • Weird Shingles symptoms

    I was dx with Shingles last week. Rash on my left buttocks. But prior to that I had severe joint pain on my hands, knees and elbows. They put me on prednisone thinking maybe it was RA. Then after the prednisone I developed the rash. They put me on valtrex, neurontin, and norco. The weird thing is i have...

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  • When to see eye specialist?

    I'm 35 yo and have had shingles for about 16 days now. I've completed the anti virals, antibiotic and prednisone. The shingles is on my forehead, eye, and ear. I've been treated by an opthamologist and have been taking prednisolone eye drops for a week. I still have eye imflammation and most...

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  • Shingles at 21 years old???

    Hey guys- So I recently was diagnosed with shingles. I only had one small outbreak on the left side of my body. (A cluster of 5). The doctor told me I caught it early, which was good. I was perscribed Valtrex for 7 days and just finished my last dose today. My outbreak on my left side is diminishing...

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  • Shingles on the forehead

    I had shingles on my head, face, and eyes, it started about 12 months ago, i had the tablets off the Doc, after that i was told to see optician i had treatment for three months because the shingles had gone in my eyes at the hospital, I was discharged from the hospital last xmas, they told me to keep...

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  • Discomfort in thigh when walking has anyone had this before.

    I am now seven weeks with severe case of shingles around stomach Back and thigh. My leg feels frozen with pins and needles. Quite painful when I walk . Rash still very red and has some burning pain come and go. This has hindered me to any activity, I can handle maybe walking up to half hour at most....

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  • Exhausted post shingles

    I was diagnosed with shingles 2 weeks ago. Compared to some, it was a mild case with just a small rash on my back. I caught it early and was given antibiotics which I finished last week. The rash has pretty much cleared but now I have overwhelming bouts of fatigue. Yesterday I literally couldn't...

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  • shingles with no rash

    Last 5 days had large swelling around my left torse from near my back to belly.itchy.feeling fku like and massive pains.G.P said go ER,tgey did scans.said not hernia but shingles.got painkillers but still dont have a rash but still have so much pain and swelling,is that shibgles and does anything help...

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  • Recurring Shingles

    For MERRY19451, I'm 68, live in Alaska. Contracted Shingles last December after visit to my Doc. Virus was active for 3 months. was to late for antivirals to work. Right side head, totally Ramsey-Hunt. Face pulled together after 5 months although right eye is prone to weep. Now i'm  having...

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  • new girl in town. sigh

    Hello all, I am new here. I went to the hospital early Friday morning because I thought I might be having a stroke. Turns out I have shingles on my face. I did not yet have the rash but could feel the bumps under my skin. I have seen the optometrist and all is ok there, and the rash is now out and while...

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