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Ive had shingles now for about 2 weeks. I only noticed the blisters about 7days ago. Though I had pain under my breast and round to my back. I was treating the rash for a day or two with sudocrem thinking it was a heat rash. (I've quite large breasts) then noticed blisters and it spreading.
after reading this forum I'm assuming I had a mildish attack.
it painful but I try not to take much pain relief. Only at night. I had to ask gp for Amytriptline. She only gave me antiviral meds.
I work for a palliative community team.
My gp did not think I needed to go off on the sick. I took a few annual leave days and with my usual days off, will be off for just over a week. Is this enough?
My family and friends are telling me different.
I feel,ok except for the pain. Get a fairly good nights sleep now after taking amytriptiline.
Indont seen to suffer the awful,fatigue some of you speak off.
Though I did at the beginning.
What should I do? Go off on the sick? Or try to go back to see how I am.
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