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#1 Sam

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 09:28 AM

I have a line of something on my left side and they itch, I'm not sure I f there is pain becasue I'm you know how you can make your body do things. Sam
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 10:11 AM

Sam,
When I got shingles over my right eye, they were little, itchy bumps and the area around them was numb. That afternoon when the numbness started moving down the side of my face, I went into the doctor's and she confirmed "shingles." She gave me a medication and it stopped them in their track. If you can catch it within the first 4 days of onset, there's some medication that can keep them from getting worse.

My husband's started with a line of itchy bumps on his lower back, left of his spine. He didn't catch it in time and the pain took a few days to start. You might want to look it up on the Internet and see if you can find pictures and indicators. If you do suspect shingles, please go see a doctor.

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 10:49 AM

My husband had quite a bad case a few years back and is still suffering from post herpetic neuralgia. It is rather risky around the eyes, so it is recommended that you see a doctor right away if you think you have shingles around your eyes. You can find several sites with good pictures if you use a search engine for shingles or herpes zoster.

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 11:23 AM

Sam,

I had pretty bad shingles on my left arm last year. It took almost 6 weeks to recover. I still feel difference in skin between my right arm and left arm.

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 11:32 AM

My husband had shingles last year. It started with a painful rash on his chest. Get to your doctor as soon as possible because the medication has a better chance to work. My husband is doing fine now. Kathy

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 12:52 PM

Hi Sam,

Ohhhh sorry you are having this problem. YES I have had shingles one time - I was about 22, long before Sclero diag. They itch and are very painful!!!
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Posted 08 May 2007 - 12:36 AM

Last year my boyfriend had them as did his father at the exact same time. My father in law was fine but Tom on the other hand was in very bad pain and in bed for days.Toms were around his chest, under his arm and a small amount on the back. My friend insists that when she had them a Vit b12 shot was what helped her get better. I hope that you do not have them but if you do get well soon!!

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 08:24 AM

I've had shingles twice. One of the times was during cancer therapy, so my immune system would have been weak.

Be sure and get to the doctor, as there are anti-viral medications available that can cut the duration and pain.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 11:34 AM

It wasn't shingles YAY!! It was a rash frommixing two kinds of lotion one on top of each other. Tanning lotion and a self tanning lotion. Ok not doing that again. I knew shingles was painful so I wasn't sure if I had it or not. The pain I have had has been going on for years, so I figure it wasn't shingles but had it checked out.
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:07 PM

What a relief, Sam. Glad it wasn't shingles.
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Posted 10 May 2007 - 10:28 AM

Yes! I had it on my face before. It is quite painful!
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