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oldkarl (@oldkarl)

Anyone else dealing with shingles?

Autoimmune Diseases | Last Active: Apr 22, 2022 | Replies (69)

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I had the original shot for shingles when I turned 60; however 10 years later I had the worse case of shingles my caregivers had ever seen. Acupuncture and Chinese ointments helped me recover. Now I have itching in one spot on my back and
Once in a while ongoing nerve pain.

Now I wonder if I should get the newer shot? Has anyone had two shots?

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Thanks for sharing!

The first shingles vaccine (which I had about 10 years ago) is only 65% effective. The new one (believe that is Shingrex) is about 90 % effective. Keep meaning to get it. Right now because of Covid-19 getting my flu shot as soon as it is available next month is my #1 priority.

Hi, debating whether to get second, after 10 yrs) or not. PCP says I should but so many conditions going on. Back in 80’s different PCP encouraged me to get the Lymes Vaccine. Only lasted about 2 years. I had awful reaction and swear it was beginning of mess I’m in today. Good luck with Shingles Vac.