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Old 09-02-2008, 12:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy I have shingles :(

...and it hurts. I thought you weren't supposed to get this till you were older...darn.
At least I caught it and am on meds now, but the doc says I may be in pain for either 3-5 weeks, or a few months. I'm so sad, because I have to cancel things I've been looking forward to. I just don't want to give anyone chickenpox.

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Old 09-02-2008, 12:39 PM   #2
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I hope you get better soon.
I don't even know what shingles are..... my dad used to say to me when I was a kid, "Don't sit on the cold ground or you'll get shingles". I gotta look this one up. I didn't think it was around anymore.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:40 PM   #3
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I am sorry to hear that. I understand it can be very painful. Hope you get over it quickly,
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:45 PM   #4
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I am so sorry to hear that Jkath. I am wishing you the speediest recovery possible!

pacanis, if I am not mistaken, shingles is the adult version of chicken pox. When you are a kid you get chicken pox. When you are an adult you get shingles which is quite a bit more serious.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:47 PM   #5
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can you lay over the hole in my roof on friday? it's supposed to rain...
j/k j.

sorry to hear it. hope you feel better soon.


or get a job in roofing.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:48 PM   #6
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I hope you get better soon.
I don't even know what shingles are..... my dad used to say to me when I was a kid, "Don't sit on the cold ground or you'll get shingles". I gotta look this one up. I didn't think it was around anymore.


Shingles (herpes zoster)
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:48 PM   #7
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I just saw something this morning about chicken pox being greatly reduced since vaccinations started in 1995. I had chicken pox as a kid, second grade I think. I wonder if I have immunities for shingles because of that....

jkath, did you ever have chicken pox?
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:49 PM   #8
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Oh NO! My mother had them and she was old. She suffered really bad. My mother was person who never complained until she got the shingles. Evidently they are looking for relief for people who get them. My one brother got shot to avoid them but doctor said 50-50 chance. I won't forget my mother complaining long after they had subsided. I am sure sorry to hear this, you are young person to be getting shingles. Only thing that relieved our mother was pain pills, kind of went out of her mind with the pain. Her shingles were mostly on her back where she could not reach to put on any medicine.

jkath, you have to take it easy. Cannot keep up with 'normal' things. You have good family, I am sure and hope they understand. I am hoping that your experience with them will be short. What made you discover them? How did you become aware of them? I don't recall any itching just pain. Regardless when you get them, still a shock.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:50 PM   #9
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Wholly crap. That's some serious stuff.
And having chickenpox makes you prone to getting it... wonderful....
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:51 PM   #10
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No Fair!!! Never been there, but I know those who have!! Not Fun!!!!!
Take care of yourself...take your medications..follow doctor's order to minimize pain, and duration....I hear Gumbo works wonders...especially made by Uncle Bob!!
Hang in there.......
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