Posted , 6 users are following.
About a couple of weeks ago, I saw a rash on my right side, did not know what it was, it did not hurt or anything. The following day I went to see a Dr. and was told I have shingles and started taking the antiviral medication right away. During my first week, I was unwell, I couldn't go to work. On the second week, I went back to work, my pain is unbearable. I tried to take some pain killers but made me drowzy and couldn't do much. So I stopped, I take tylenol before going to bed and rub an anti-itching cream around the area but not where the rash and vesicles appeared. I have been applying calamine on the rash daily and all the vesicles seem have dried. I don't know how to put up with the pain, and I am worried this is going to take very long. I am at the end of my second week and the pain is getting worse. What am I supposed to do. Many thanks for taking the time to read my concerns and trying to help out.
2 likes, 14 replies