My personal experience with Shingles

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Greetings from Oz(Australia). Started as a slight discomfort with pain in the back on 30th March 2016, got worse on 31st- tingly and paining badly in lower abdomen, with burning sensation of skin by 1st April. Agreed with my wife's suggestion, and got a CT scan (suspected kidney stones), Negative- possible appendicitis, but no inflammation. Next GP visit ruled out UTI ( urinary tract infection), no appendicitis as no tenderness when pressed, leg elevation sciatica test negative, so maybe Shingles.

Quite discomforting by now, sleep not more than a couple of hrs at a time, with frequency of urination and stools increased.

Blood test done, and in the evening/ night on Monday, 4th April, first rash appears. Was flying on 6th April morning overseas. Postpone flights, and rush to doc, who gives anti-viral medication. Feeling weak - like in fever, but no real high temperature.

Pump body with immunity boosters and vitamins ( multi-vitamins, Vit C, Olive leaf extract, and Dr Worts). Moreover, use Emu oil as a rub. Rashes by day two...lots of it. Pain, but manageable.

Day three - more of it- more rashes- back, hips and groin, but the old ones are blistering. Weakness.

Day four - shivering and the tingling in nerves- like mini explosions. Blisters show sigh of drying out.

Day five - today - lots of tingling- stabbing needle like pain.

Got some pineapple as heard it is good. Even air causes discomfort.

Let's see what happens next....will complete the five day course of medicine tomorrow night.

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    Good luck, so sorry to hear of your pain!
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    Remember if such symotoms appear, please start the anti viral medicine course soon.

    I heard coconut water and green tea aid theĀ restoration of yin element as yang is too much,

    Take careĀ 

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    Yes I understand your pain I would send you picture of my out break but you would not like what my body look like for a month in a half now I had surgery yesterday because they found a kidney stone I waiting two weeks and it would not come out and on top of that i have a stint that has to come out next week I just hope it does not set off my sytemic lupus my other illnesses so I know what you feel keep strong
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    Flying today to India... A bit apprehensive taking such a long journey... But should be OK.
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