shingles don't always have pain?

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Same spots that itch, I apply the cream they go away and then come back! BEEN TOLD laundry soap allergy? Itches upper left fore head, mid back and ear! Very tired all the time!

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    Hi Nancy,

    So have you gotten a shingles diagnosis? How long have you had the itchy rash?

    Certainly, fatigue is a symptom of active shingles and post shingles. I had extreme pain for 2 months, but others have had milder cases with less pain.

    You mentioned laundry soap allergy, so I'm wondering if you got a shingles diagnosis, and if you're on medication ?

    Peace and blessings,

    Joyce

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    I had basically no pain myself. I did have some burning pain in the area about a week before the rash appeared though. Every so often I felt burning in parts of the rash, but not much. The itch was bad though!
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      Hi Romen,

      Sounds like you have a very mild case of shingles. Most of us had excruciating pain, I did for 2 months, so count your blessings!😊

      Yes, the itching can be maddening...hope you don't have this debilitating fatigue.

      Feel better soon!

      Peace and blessings,

      Joyce

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      Thanks Joyce!

      I do get fatigue, however it's finally reducing in severity. Same with the mental fog and confusion. However the buzzing sound on my left side of my head is  still bad.

      I do feel very lucky I didn't get much pain!!

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