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Having recently been afflicted with Shingles,reading so many posts of contributors having long term problems with not only pain but chronic fatigue was very depressing.
I am 71, fit and healthy (apart from prostate cancer which is dormant for the moment) and I got the dreaded rash 4 weeks ago.
At first the pain was pretty severe and I needed stong painkillers for the first two weeks. I also suffered (for the first time in my life), from chronic fatigue.
I am pleased to report that the rash has now subsided and today I went for a jog (my usual daily 31/2 miles) for the first time in 30 days. Pre shingles I not only ran very day but swam for 15 minutes and spent 45 minutes working out in the gym. All this ceased abruptly 4 weeks ago.
I now feel I am fully recovered and I would like to spread the word that as the doctors advised, this affliction is normally short term and although incredibly debilitating, is for the most part a temporary illness.
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