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Shingrix and peripheral neuropathy

Neuropathy | Last Active: Nov 22 4:14pm | Replies (357)

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@chicosalt

Sorry to hear this, Jim. I finally got to ask my neurologist about any potential connection between Shingrex and neuropathy; with a good explanation than I can't totally remember and/or provide. But basically he said that shingles is caused by a virus and neuropathy is a nerve disorder- totally different mechanisms at play- and that I should get the shots.
Still wary. Your story makes me even more nervous..
Thanks for sharing. Hope your burning settles!
Lori in CA

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@chicosalt Welcome to connect I wanted to tell you I had my first Shingrex shot about 2months ago didn't have any side effects Everyone is different I go for my 2nd in June

Thanks for the kind words Lori. My PCP explained that Shingrix is an extremely 'active' (potential for lots of side-effects) vaccine and that an autoimmune response is always possible. He also said that he thinks that these sensations might eventually go away if they are from the vaccine. My wife got the vaccine at the same time with no problems beyond a very sore arm.

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