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Old 11-27-2018, 08:52 PM
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Default Shingles ainít no joke

Woke up 2 mornings in a row with the back and side of my head sore and tender. Knew something was wrong so went to the Dermatologist this am. Took her about 2 seconds to diagnose me with early stage Shingles. Glad I caught it early but even on meds Iím having some serious pain in the nerves in my scalp
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:52 PM
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Lady at work had them last year. She was out of work for almost two weeks. You get shingles only if you've had chicken pots correct?
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:26 PM
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Lady at work had them last year. She was out of work for almost two weeks. You get shingles only if you've had chicken pots correct?
Yep. Chicken pox is dormant and usually rears itís ufly head later in life Shingles is basically the chicken pox
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:36 AM
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Don't know why anyone 50 or older wouldn't get the shingles vaccine after the horror stories I've heard.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:45 AM
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Don't know why anyone 50 or older wouldn't get the shingles vaccine after the horror stories I've heard.
And make sure its' the newer version which is 2 shots approximately 3 months apart.

BTW, doctor told me that there are cases where folks have gotten the shingles without have CP but were exposed to the virus.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:00 AM
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And make sure its' the newer version which is 2 shots approximately 3 months apart.

BTW, doctor told me that there are cases where folks have gotten the shingles without have CP but were exposed to the virus.
Yea, my Dr told me to wait 2-3 months after I recover from this episode and go ahead and get vaccinated early next year
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:15 AM
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I have had my vaccine. The new one. Hopefully this will prevent them.
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Old 11-28-2018, 10:23 AM
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My daughter was diagnosed at the age of 9. Older Dr said he could count on one hand folks that young have been diagnosed in his career. Went to listen to her lungs and when she lifted her shirt she winced and further tests concluded. Had he not noticed that the shirt rubbing against her skin causes her discomfort he said he would not have diagnosed it as quickly!
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Old 11-28-2018, 10:25 AM
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My daughter was diagnosed at the age of 9. Older Dr said he could count on one hand folks that young have been diagnosed in his career. Went to listen to her lungs and when she lifted her shirt she winced and further tests concluded. Had he not noticed that the shirt rubbing against her skin causes her discomfort he said he would not have diagnosed it as quickly!
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