Posted 07 May 2007 - 09:28 AM
Posted 07 May 2007 - 10:11 AM
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
Posted 07 May 2007 - 11:23 AM
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.
Posted 07 May 2007 - 11:32 AM
Posted 08 May 2007 - 12:36 AM
If Life hands you lemons, make lemonade.
Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Limited scleroderma, Dermatomyositis. Diastolic Dysfunction, dysphagia, Fibro, restless leg. Lupus is a maybe.
Posted 08 May 2007 - 08:24 AM
Be sure and get to the doctor, as there are anti-viral medications available that can cut the duration and pain.
Posted 09 May 2007 - 11:34 AM