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I started with shingles about 3 weeks ago. It was Easter so didn't get to see a Doc immediately. The original rash on my right shoulder/upper arm was drying up nicely and I thought I was better. Then a rash appeared on my hand/wrist, not much but saw a Doc and she gave Anti viral pillls for a week mainly because it was still active and I'm almost 72. Rashes are clearing up nicely but I have lots of pain in my shoulders/arms and upper back on the opposite side, (left this time) as well as the pain from the first rash on my right shoulder and arm! Pain is quite severe by the end of the day unless I just do nothing all day! Not sure if this is PPN or another attack of shingles without the rash this time. I understand that this can happen from the reading I've done lately. I do have to get on with my life so hope it will all clear up soon. My shingles don't seem to be conforming to any pattern as doctors seem to believe! I'm just taking the Tramadol and Diclofenac prescribed for my Osteo Arthritis. This is where the pain is anyway, in the joints and muscles of arthritic joints but much worse than usual. I'm also feeling very tired, exhausted at times! Has anyone else had similar experiences?
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