Shingles on face and in eye

Posted by Nancy B @nancyb1, Oct 9, 2011

Hi everybody. I have had shingles for about three weeks now and I am interested in chatting with folks who have experienced this. I have it on my forehead, in my hair toward my temple, in my eyebrow and on my eyelid, and in my eye. I have no vision problems, but my eye hurts and my eyelid droops.

The pain is bad when I talk, because when I get interested in a conversation, my eyebrow moves, my forehead moves, and ZING! I have burning and shooting pains. My hair hurts, too, and I can’t pull it back or style it.

Anyone else want to talk about their shingles pain?

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I had it about 15 years ago on my lower right side of face. I rocked with pain for about 4 days before I found out what was making me sick. My doctor gave me a big dose of Zovirax and it worked very quickly. It was extremely painful and looked like my face was deformed. It never returned. I hope yours heals soon .

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I had it on my face and on my back and saw a very experienced acupuncturist in Denver who did two treatments and it was GONE! It has never returned. I hope you take good care of yourself and seek treatment right away.

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What are your symptoms? How do you know you have shingles in your eye?

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Hi
I had a similar case of the shingles. I would strongly suggest you see a Retinologist ASAP.
My shingles affected my eye retina, not my vision and I experienced my months of treatment.

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I had shingles in 95 on my forehead also. It did not get in hair much. After 2 days went to DR who gave me antibiotics for it It settled in center of my forehead just below mu hair line. Had to stay of work 3 days and out of sun. It made a scab where it settled and when it came off it left a hole you could put the head of a kitchen match in. It finally came flush with other skin but left it white and a small line going to left of forehead. It is very painful and is recommended to stay out of sun several days to protect your eyes. They have a shot to take to keep them from coming back if you are around someone with chicken pox. Need good insurance to cover it for it is $380.00 Go to a DR now to protect your eyesite.

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I’m responding for my Dad he is not able to do so he is 72 teas old Iknow his condition pretty well. He has had shingles for going on seven years. He has other issues his main problem now is his vision in his left eye and instability problem which has been going on for about four years now, it always starts on his left eye with a burning sensation he says it feels like a bug in your eye or some one pouring salt water in it. His left side feels totally different from his right side I don’t undress stand this but willing to help in any way possible. I don’t know if this is a eye problem or a nuerologic problem we have been to every doctor and specialist around no one has any answers we are running out of time I have convinced him to try the mayo clinic but he is afraid that would be a wasted trip if any one has had any dealings with any of the mayo clinics and would share your story it would be greatly appreciated thanks for any input our options are depleting

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@jpfs

Hi
I had a similar case of the shingles. I would strongly suggest you see a Retinologist ASAP.
My shingles affected my eye retina, not my vision and I experienced my months of treatment.

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Did it ever effect your stability? That’s my dads problem he has 20/20 vision he just can’t walk without feeling drunk this has been going on for four years any information would be helpful. You can email me at ccbamqjoyz12@aol.com thanks

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Hi Nancy

My name is Jennifer.

In November 2010 I had a double bone fusion of the L5, S1 with a removal of the L5 disk. About a month later I developed a small purple rash on my buttocks of all places but it was right at the end of the root tip from my incision. I called my family doctor and he put me on Fanviar which is treated for herpes virus and on top of the pain mess and this I was able to recover.

The pain was in my back and into my bottom and legs, which caused sitting a painful task.
I’m better now, I may have a small scar from it but honestly I lucked out that it didn’t spread to my face and-or other parts of my body.

Good luck to you and I hope you get well soib.

Jen

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Hi! I had shingles in my eye. I wanted someone to hit me in the head with a baseball bat, to knock me out. I was 29 at the time I had surgery on my elbow 2 days before. I went to 30 different doctors nobody knew what it was until it was full blown blisters on my face and forehead. I now have scars on my cornea and my eyes are really dry and red also have cateracts now. not sure what to do! Iam 53 now I hope that You got treament right away! got to say that was The worst pain I have ever had it was like being on fire from the inside . couldnt touch my hair or even cry.

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Hi! I had shingles in my eye. I wanted someone to hit me in the head with a baseball bat, to knock me out. I was 29 at the time I had surgery on my elbow 2 days before. I went to 30 different doctors nobody knew what it was until it was full blown blisters on my face and forehead. I now have scars on my cornea and my eyes are really dry and red also have cateracts now. not sure what to do! Iam 53 now I hope that You got treament right away! got to say that was The worst pain I have ever had it was like being on fire from the inside . couldnt touch my hair or even cry.

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@bama14

I’m responding for my Dad he is not able to do so he is 72 teas old Iknow his condition pretty well. He has had shingles for going on seven years. He has other issues his main problem now is his vision in his left eye and instability problem which has been going on for about four years now, it always starts on his left eye with a burning sensation he says it feels like a bug in your eye or some one pouring salt water in it. His left side feels totally different from his right side I don’t undress stand this but willing to help in any way possible. I don’t know if this is a eye problem or a nuerologic problem we have been to every doctor and specialist around no one has any answers we are running out of time I have convinced him to try the mayo clinic but he is afraid that would be a wasted trip if any one has had any dealings with any of the mayo clinics and would share your story it would be greatly appreciated thanks for any input our options are depleting

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Try saffron in tea. also B12 shots helped me.

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I also have shingles of the eye, face. and eye. Sure didn’t know pain like this existed! Vicodin doesn’t help; wondering what drs. would do if I went to the ER. Would they treat me as a hypochondriac or a drug-seeker! I’m so hesitant to seek additional help but the pain is debilitating, and I don’t know what to do. Thanks

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