Has anyone had a shingles shot while having MAC? I am thinking of getting shingle shot but am worried about problems since I have MAC
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@jammerYour doctor will probably recommend it because you have MAC. Ask your ID doctor. I’ve had shingles twice – it is not pleasant. That plus the two kinds of pneumonia shots ( depending on your age) are usually recommended.
@jammer I had the 2 part Shingle series last year.
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irene what were the shingles shot reaction symptoms you got?
I had a terrible bout of shingles lasting 6 weeks and then residual post neuralgic pain that continues to this day. Afterwards I got the double shingrix shots and then later i had a reaction to the Covid Vax – it gave me another case of shingles but thanks to the shingles shots the pain was minimal and it went away in about a week or two max. They work. I recommend. I had a day or two of aches from the shingles shots but it was nothing like the real shingles. It was really minor.
Bonnie I never had a shingles shot. I have had shingles twice, once when I was teaching first grade and a second time after returning from China. @irene5
hi Irene…saw dr swenson telehealth today…wants me to get a pneumonia shot and flu shot. mentioned rsv but i'm not getting it right now. it's very new and not time tested…I don't trust it.
he said I will get a sputum test in about 3 to 5 months again. he was not concerned at all by the pseudonomas flourencens……..so we are just keeping an eye on things..doing airway clearance, exercise, eating good etc…..whew!
i wonder what causes shingles?
According to Mayo website, "Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus stays in your body for the rest of your life. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles."
Yes, I remember my sister and I both had chicken pox at the same time! A million years ago! Lol
Shingles happens more as you get older I've read.
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