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joannerhodes (@joannerhodes)

Shingrix and peripheral neuropathy

Neuropathy | Last Active: Aug 24 2:45pm | Replies (354)

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Hello @joannerhodes. I am inviting @charann2000 to this conversation as they also have recently talked about having the shingrix vaccination.

@joannerhodes, neuropathy would certainly be a concerning side-effect, was this discussed as a potential side-effect with you when you were given the vaccination? Have you contacted your provider that gave the shot?

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Are there many people experiencing neuropathy after the Shingrix vaccine? I received the first shot in Dec 2019 and in January I started having terrible leg cramps. In Feb, I took the 2nd shot and my cramps turned to spasms and then the neuropathy started. I came to Mayo in May and was diagnosed with Benign Cramp Fasciculation. However, by July the horrible burning and electrical shock started and after many tests and biopsy, I was diagnosed with Small Fiber Neuropathy. I have said all along that this all came from the Shingrix vaccine as I had no symptoms before I took the first shot, and within 6 months I was diagnosed with severe Small Fiber Sensory Neuropathy. My Vaccine was given at Duke Medical center and they are also the ones who diagnosed the small fiber neuropathy but I can't get anyone to admit that this all came from the Shingrix vaccine. How do you go from no symptoms to severe neruopathy in a couple months. Everything that I read says that SFN is very slow progressing… Have there been any treatments identified, that you know of, that helps? Thanks for posting this. It helps to know that I'm not alone, although I would wish this on noone.