Shingles

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I have had shingles in my head early this year. I have now got burning / tingling again in my (r) side of my head again . Could I possibly have shingles again ????? Rash has not appeard but I am v itchy on my head .

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    Possibly. Shingles can appear without the rash, Herpes San Zoster or some variation of that name.I've had recurring shingles for getting on for nine years now, together with Post Herpetic Nueralgia (the nerve pain often associated with shingles).

    After the third episode I was sent for blood tests as my immune system was obviously compromised to eliminate such nasties as HIV, diabesis, etc.

    Go to your doctor and get checked out, an immune system deficiency can open the doors to other nasty afflictions such as Polymialgia Rhumatica, which believe me you don't want. (I've got it)

    I'm not trying to scare you, just advising you to get checked out so you can take any precautions your doctor can advise.

    Steve

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      Hi Steve , I am trying to get a G.P. appointment. I have been unwell for some time now so it would  not suprise me if my immune system was compremised.

      Thanks to all for your promt reply's.

      Regards

      Sharon

       

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    All people with PMR and GCA are warned that if you come in contact with anyone with Chickenpox or you even suspect you have shingles you should seek medical advice.   Done timeously the medics can prescribe a drug that stops it in its tracks.  If you delay and get the drug too late it won't work.

    Go see your GP.

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    Sorry, I didn't bother to read which discussion this thread came in on and assumed it was on the shingles/PHN thread.Seeing as it's on PMR thread I guess you already know what I'm talking about. Best of luck, the two complaints together are not easy to get along with. See your doctor now (if not sooner)
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    During my recent bout with "shingles" I felt I had them everywhere.  When I told my PMD this he said I more likely was having PHN and not shingles.  The reason for this is, shingles usually follows 1 nerve root and usually only on 1 side of your body.  Also I never had the blisters just tiny red dots on my body.  I have to agree with him.  

    Itching is also very common.  

    Christine  

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      I find that PHN tends to follow the nerve so the pain is in straight lines.

      It does affect both sides of the body and so can shingles as I know to my cost although the doctor didn't believe it until he saw me having a double dose, both right and left side of the back of the neck, two definite nerve roots.

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      Thank you for the sympathy. I found the first nine years to be the worst.

      I think that now I may be getting  better as I haven't had an attack of shingles or PHN for a couple of months now, and that's a record (I think)

       

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    hey i just had my fourth outbreak and this one was so bad i am still feeling bad it hit my whole right side and my backside with one big blister 
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    Hi 

    can any one tell me can your tummy blot with shingles .i have shingles and my tummy hurts all the time .and I am sure it's geting bigger 

    Julie 

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    take organic cold pressed coconut oil, topically plus 2 tablespoons 3 x day in tea or juice.  Helps immunity and shingles.
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    Hi

    thanks for that but where do you get the coconut oil from ? 

    Julie.

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    Count four days from the start of this new pain.  If you are within four days, you can, and should, ask for the Valacyclovir.  Though you don't have the rash yet, why wait until it is too late?  It is certainly possible to have shingles again and again.  Having had it once, you won't want a repetition.
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