Shingles that just won't stop....

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I am super frustrated right now...4 weeks ago I had my initial breakout (my 4th time having shingles at the age of 45). Background...I have panhypopituitarism caused by a sledding accident that makes my immune system weak. Anyway...4 weeks ago I broke out on my bracket & head following my occipital nerves on both sides of my head & 1 spot on my neck on the spine. 2 weeks later I broke out on my back, my head & neck broke out again, my face broke out on my chin & my mouth broke out. I was admitted to the hospital at that point with disseminated shingles and given IV antiviral, antibiotic & steroids and 5 days later got to go home. Fast forward 1 1/2 weeks to today.... I am breaking out again! My chin and back broke out in all new blisters last night and I feel so run down!!! I feel like if someone poked me with a pin I would just ooze puss and my breath smells like I have 'sore throat breath' (as my mom use to say)...but I don't actually have a sore throat!

I am super frustrated!! I have been using the antibiotic ointment on the shingles everyday since I got home from the hospital but I don't think it is making a difference! Has anyone had blisters keep appearing over & over like this just a week or two apart???

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    I don't get the blisters but I do have outbreaks at least twice a month and I do get plenty of rest but something is drawing it out of us and I am really doing my best to learn why and prevent it in the future. I usually take more then the two anti virals per day when my symptoms are bad and they usually help however I usually feel awful and in a tremendous amount of pain for at least a day or two. I would taken an extra pill during these bad times and see if that helps. Mean while do as much research as poss.

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    Ask for shingles immuization. It was given to me it lessened the duration and recurrance of breakouts. 

     

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    I've had them 5 times and am not yet 50. I know that stress seems to be the key for me.

    My Doctor has now given me a standing order for the anti-viral to start when I first get symptoms. This was due to walk in clinic Docs not understanding the symptoms before the breakout.

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    Antibiotic ointments won't work as it is a virus.you need an anti-viral. But by the time you are in a full breakout it may be too late.

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