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ive had shingles about 15 times now on my face snd they always appear in the same place and are so painful. ive had them go up into my eye and i looked like i been beaten up because of all the cellulitis that came with the infection, i couldnt open my eye because of the swelling. i had to be put on a drip of acyclovir every four hours and because the fluid had nowhere else to go and being layed in bed my legs swelled up too! the blisters were always small but they itched and burnt like crazy and i been left with facial numbness the feeling like being at dentist when they inject you to make your mouth numb. because of this numbness i dont know when an attack is here, i just get a red spot and then straight away the clusters of blisters appear! i noe have them again after 4years of being shingle free. but this time the blisters are massive and oozing and i also have cellulitis again under my eye because of the swelling are redness around the blisters. i am taking 800mg a a day aciclovir tablets and praying that they dont leave a scar once they heal. i have a weekend immune system due to pernicious anemia! i think that vaccinations should be allowed for people who suffer like me and you shouldnt have to wait till your near 70 years old to get it! its not just the eldery who suffer with this awful painful infection!! i have been suffering since the age of 18 with reocurring shingles! i am now in my 40's!!!! if it was anywhere else on my body i would cope but its my face, a place where you cannot cover it!!!! so depressed with this infection. anyone else suffering since 18years old??? tell me how you cope with it!??!!
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