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Hi, I'm a 21 year old female and this is my second bout of shingles in a nine month period. Originally my shingles wrapped from the back of my left side to my stomach (rib cage to hip bone) and this second bout is located on the roof of my mouth to the back of my throat, this time isolated on the right side. I currently attend school and work 50 hour work weeks but find myself absolutely exhausted because of the chronic pain associated with shingles. I'm on anti virals and taking ibuprophen for the pain but it only mildly dulls it. It's so bad I find myself lying awake at night in pain. I was wondering if there was anyone here who has experienced shingles in or around their mouth that could give me some advice on how to manage the pain. I should mention I haven't been able to eat in two days due to the irritation it causes to the shingles.
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