Anyone else dealing with shingles?

Posted by oldkarl @oldkarl, Apr 20, 2020

I now have shingles. My inoculation this year did not work. In fact, I am worried that I was given something else, as my shingles started up about two months after the shot.

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@pitepalten

I didn’t have a rash.

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Shingles is one of the most painful things that a person can have. I have had them several times as a side effect of some RA meds and it’s awful. But I have found and I found this medication quickly because I was on a shingles site like this. I take Acyclovir at the first sign at the first twitch that’s the secret. So far I have broken out on the side of my right neck and down my back. It’s blisters and if you don’t catch it quick and start on the meds you go through the full cycle. For me it lasted 6-8 weeks. weeks. Famciclovir, Valacyclovir are other medications you can take. No I am not a doctor but for the last four years I have fought these. I got the first Shingrix shot but not the second which was a mistake but I do believe I’ve had less breakouts.

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I get shingles about every three months, instead of meds I use essential oil’s for the pain and rash which it’s usually calmed down in 3-4 days

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@dvierheller

I had shingles many many years ago. i found i gad to treat the rash separate from the pain. for the rash i used Diaperene or cortisol ointment. the idea is to dry up the rash. any ointment that can be used for poison ivy or diaper rash will work. for the pain i used cold things like cooling sheets and cold towels (towels put in the refrigerator. but i have to tell you that neuralgia (pain along the nerve pathways) affected by the shingles may last years

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I’m on year 3 and had taken the vaccine only weeks before

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Me too and going on 3 years with Trigeminal nerve pain and open wounds on scalp. Mayo offered nothing.

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@pjdav256

I get shingles about every three months, instead of meds I use essential oil’s for the pain and rash which it’s usually calmed down in 3-4 days

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May I ask which oils helped with pain?

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@janeamartin

May I ask which oils helped with pain?

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Bergamot, Lavender, Geranium, tea tree, Helichrysum, Peppermint and Frankincense mixture. And I use Thieves

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My mother developed shingles after her Covid booster vaccine. She is convinced they are related. She has pain at the rash site, as well as nerve pain. She is miserable.

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@janeamartin

I’m on year 3 and had taken the vaccine only weeks before

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Im 67 years old and i had shingles before there was a vaccine. i worked in a group of about 30 people of different ages. We had all had the chicken pox with the exception of two people. their kids got chickenpox at school and brought it home. then our whole office caught it. if you had chickenpox yoy have built in shingles germinator. i asked as i got ilder about the vaccine and was told once you had shungles vaccine were useless against it. that nay be true for shingles once you have had chickenpox. over the years i gave gad a couple of breakouts but usually lasted just a week. so realize that your system is compromised now and you will be more susceptible to outbreaks.

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@smcsrq

My mother developed shingles after her Covid booster vaccine. She is convinced they are related. She has pain at the rash site, as well as nerve pain. She is miserable.

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Hello @smcsrq

I'm sorry to hear about your mom's bout with Shingles after her COVID booster. Did she discuss this with her doctor for an opinion about the booster and the Shingles being related? I'm also wondering how long ago the Shingles were diagnosed?

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