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I am 35 and developed shingles about two weeks ago on the side of my neck, I had been itching for a few days before developing red raised blotches, I went to the GP believing it was just an exzema or allergic reaction but he diagnosed shingles to my suprise and gave anti virals 800mg
fast forward to now, I still have the red patches on the side of my neck, it randomly goes very itchy while also now going slightly sore/painful when i stretch my neck. I have been feeling strange since a few days after I got diagnosed, like feeling dizzy and tired, pretty sure I also had a slight fever last week.
But I also now feel spaced out, zombie like and my mind feels kind of blank, when I talk I'm tripping over my word's and losing what I'm trying to actually say, also the fatigue has got worst, this morning I feel like I havent even been to sleep.
I do get health anxiety at times so this has set me off worrying a bit about vcjd again, it's a worry I've had now for 18 months because of visual issues but I've had clear brain mri's and seen 2 neuro's and a neuro-opthal in the last 18 months with no issues found.
Is it the shingles making me feel so off?
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