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I had shingles last July until until November 2015
It started on my shoulder and went up the left side of my face.
I was in bed for 6 weeks, could barely walk. I had anti viral tablets, but did not reach the 72 hour timeline for Prednisone .
The second week I developed Bells Palsy on the same side, my eye and face dropped.I could not close the eye .
By November i was pain free and was almost back to normal.
I was very slow walking with balance problems and by Christmas had a fuzzy head and memory problems. I kept thinking it would pass but it hasn't. My doctor did not know what was wrong.
I looked up symptoms on the net, which all said it sounded like Vestibular Neuritis, and it could be Ramsay Hunt Syndrome .
I had no pain or ear problems. They sugested it might be the 8th nerve connecting the ear to the brain causing the vertigo, my head is still very confused. My doctor has just started me on Prochlorperazine two days ago, I am hoping it will work .
Has any one else had these sort of compications ?
I am getting quite depressed with it all., and can't wait for it to go away.
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