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joannerhodes (@joannerhodes)

Shingrix and peripheral neuropathy

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

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@1luckyguy

I am shocked to read about so many negative reactions to the Shingrix vaccine..After enduring neuropathy for 3 years after my chemo treatments, my feet finally starting feeling normal again.. I decided it was time to get my shingles shot, because I had shingles 2 years ago, and WHAM..Within 2 days I was right back to the nightmare of the burning, irritating pains from neuropathy..I now will tell everyone that the pain from the shingles is short lived…The neuropathy is forever..DON'T GET THE SHOT…

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Hello @1luckyguy, Welcome to Connect, an online community where patients and caregivers share their experiences, find support and exchange information with others. I've had neuropathy for 20+ years but I don't have pain only numbness. I went ahead and got the Shingrix shot after having the first Shingles shot a few years ago because I have friends and relatives that have had the shingles and I do not want to ever have those painful sores on me. Sorry that it affected your neuropathy.

Have you tried any alternative treatments or integrative therapy for your neuropathy? There is some information on the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy site you may find helpful — https://www.foundationforpn.org/living-well/integrative-therapies/

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