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Hi, I feel bad writing, because compared to most posts I have read, I am having it easy.
My Shingles started with a sharp pain right to the right of my spine, mid rib cage. the pain then wrapped around my rib, albeit more diffused. I have Fibromyalgia so i just thought "great a new pain!" But it was different enough that somewhere in the back of my head I must have thought Shingles so when the first 3 small bumps showed up 4 days later, on a Saturday, I went right to urgent care. Shingles was confirmed and I started Valtrex within 24 hours of the rash appearing. It is now five days later... I have a few more tiny spots, but none, even the very original bumps have ever had pustules or blisters. They are just raised bumps over red. and some are not even raised. they are all itchy/ burny as is some area that have no rash. I know you can have shingles without a rash...but can you have a shingles rash without blisters that erupt?
Is it possible that I just caught it so fast, that a dodged a bullet? My symptoms other than the tiny rash and odd pain has been a headache and sleepiness, all I want to do is sleep which is very odd for me. Thanks in advance for your input.
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