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It's been a while since I've posted here. It's now been 4 months since I was diagnosed with Shingles and I'm still not fully recovered. I'm posting tonight because I feel particularly bad. I don't have post nerve damage and all the spots on my forehead and eye have cleared up.
The recurring symptoms I get are deep leg aches in my upper thighs mild nausea and a general feeling of fatigue.
I've been to my Dr multiple times. The last time I went he had another Dr with him so I got a two for one. I described my symptoms and specifically asked of there's any chance any of them were lingering effects from Shingles. The visiting Dr. said that Shingles is a 'self-limiting' virus and will run its course and go back into a dormant stage. My main Dr plainly said there's no way he can connect the lower body aches and fatigue to Shigles on my forehead.
So basically neither one of them had any answers for me. All my blood work is normal, I'm not losing weight and I don't have a fever so they don't suspect the 'C' word.
He literally wrote question marks down as a diagnosis. He has referred me to a neurologist and a dermatologist.
I will say, most days I feel ok. But since March I've not gone a full week without having some sort of leg pain. When it hits me like it did tonight, I try to just go to bed and hope it's gone by morning. I know as soon as I wake up what kind of day it will be.
I've read on this site about a lot of people suffering much longer than me. It's just hard for me to compute that I would still be suffering from this virus. I've never experienced anything like it and have certainly never been sick with anything for this long.
I debate on whether to seek out a new Dr. I've even thought about seeking out Shingles specialist and flying to be seen my them just to get some answers.
So my heart goes out to everyone here who are going through this. It takes the wind out of my sails.
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