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I am new to this forum. I had shingles when I was 26... that was 6 years ago. I recently had what I believe to be a reoccurrence. I thought it was a heat rash, but the way that it healed and left scarring I sort of know it's shingles. I didn't have much pain a little stabbing, a bit tired, and the rash didn't stay as long as my initial outbreak. Because my outbreak was six years ago I wasn't certain that it would come back. As I've had rashes like this before and thought they were heat rashes but now I'm believing they were reoccurrences all along. I take care of 89 year old grandmother who suffers from dementia, I travel between two states weekly to care for her, my time of the month is here and I'm guessing all of this stress could be the cause of this reoccurrence. I just had a CBC differential in April and it showed I was anemic and had some vitamin B12 deficiencies; could this also be a part of the cause? I was really freaked out because a few years ago my aunt got shingles twice in one summer and later found out she had myeloma cancer and it terrified me that this was my fate, she was 65 though and I have had shingles before unlike her and I had the chicken pox twice as a child. This logic and this board are the only things that have kept me sane thes past two days. I just wanted to connect and I guess looking for some reassurance.
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