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i am 39 years old and have been struggling with shingles for the last 5 months . it started at 4 months post partum with a fairly standard case and then came back 2 weeks after it cleared. ever since, i have basically been on valcyclovir or it comes back every couple of weeks. even on the medication i just dont feel like myself-i always feel a little ill, have the sensation that my ear is full, numbess on my face even though the shingles were on my chest and i have burning feeling on my back and spine. my doctor has run a million tests and cant find anything wrong to explain it. i am seeing an infectious disease doc next month and hoping for answers but starting to just feel anxiety that i will never feel back to normal. does anyone else have chronic or recurring shingles without an underlying condition to explain it? most doctors have told me it is just really weird and shouldnt happen
thanks for your input
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