Shingles no rash

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Hi I had shingles last year in May only 3 spots came out but I realised what it was and got to doctor straight away. I had pain in groin which lasted quite some time. About one month ago I got some little spots under my eye and thought it was like skin tags but realised later it was shingles as I then got a redness in my eye and after seeing eye specialist they asked had I had shingles recently. I had a corneal lesion. More recently I have had severe pain under my buttocks and have read that shingles can cause this with no apparent rash. It is ok when I sit down but walking and standing incredibly painful. How would the doctor determine if it is shingles? I have been under tremendous stress with my job. Thanks 

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    I forgot to add that late last year they gave me the shingles vaccination 
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      I have now had shingles for six weeks I had a lot of pain in my left shoulder area before i had spots. My doctor first told me it was muscle pain and gave me gel for it even though I said it wasn't muscle pain it was more like nerve pain. I was given the anti virals before the rash appeared but it didn't stop anything.

      In answer to you question I don't think the doctors have a clue as usually they ask you what you think you may have rather than them giving you the answer.

      I have been on this forum and most of the participants have had the same story they are still struggling and getting no help.

      I was also thinking that the two weeks previous to the pain I also had problems with red eye which i put down to conjunctivitis but still have a funny feeling under my left lid.

      Hope you get answers soon....Heather x

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    Stress is often a major factor in getting the shingles virus.  I had my episode between Thanksgiving and Christmas last year so know about the sharp, severe, stabbing pain.  A friend of mine who had an attack recently said that emu oil helped him immensely.
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    I am just recovering from shingles. While the rash is gone I still have the same pain in my buttocks you described, up to the point that it travels in my legs and I have to sit down.

    It concerns me how many people describe that shingles seem to pop up at different spots.

    I hope you get better quickly. But stress do plays a big part.

    All the best.

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    Hi carolyn,

    Yes. Stress, stress and more stress is, in my opinion, the number one contributor to shingles. I got shingles when stress was the highest it has ever been in my life and the majority of people on this forum say that stress was the main factor or one of the main factors in them getting shingles. Even after shingles goes, stress often continues because a lot of times nerve pain and PHN starts. Sometimes, it seems like a losing battle or a continuous battle, kind of like two steps forward and two steps back. But, I continue to believe that there are many ways to survive quite well and live somewhat normal lives after having shingles. Combating anxiety and stress is at the top of my list for lessening the recurrance of the rash and also the nerve pain assocated with shingles. 

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      Hi so camr down with my shingles episode this past Spring. I had so much stress in my marriage that Amy husband and I took our ?? we had saved up & booked a 5-day/4night Cancun Mexico trip. We made incredible live the 1st night & fought same as being home the rest of the days & nights on the trip. So I know "stress@ in any form will bring it on. Mine began in my throat and then spreader to my nose outward along my entire left side of my face! It looked like I was frying chicken n the grease popped all over my face! The pain I'm still experiencing! My pain is a itching coupled with shooting pain up & down my face w the twitching!

      When I'm out and I forget to take my next dose with me, I look like I have flies attacking me! Picture this (woman standing still engaging in a swipeing movement every 5-10 seconds) while standing in line with a bunch of people around)! And the scarsfrom the shingles rash are ugly round dib bits of dark circles. I have always been I'm told a pretty girl & when I became older a "pretty woman". I tell you the way I look now, it's nothing pretty! I've been given the usual meds for the PHN, I've researched bought & taken B12 sublingual drops ( it helped) some). But nothing helps PHN NOTHING! 

      Some days I've just went into crying fits looking at my face after reading how in some people the PHN lasts for months (mine going on 4-months) or even a year or more! I hope sharing my battle will help someone even if not do anything else, but let them know they're not alone! Best-Of-Luck-To-Everyone.........

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