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Shingles…not the asphalt kind

Posted By: DWC

Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/12/21 07:49 AM

They arent fun! Stupid infusion that suppresses immune system. They werent kidding-shingles arent a joke. Probably the worst part is i cant go near my 1 month old daughter. Mine are just in my armpit-heard stories of them on an entire back. Man, i feel for anyone that had to go thru that.
Posted By: Green Bay

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/12/21 10:18 AM

Doctors around here recommend a shingles shot at age 50.
Posted By: BTLowry

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/12/21 11:40 AM

Know people that have had them on their face (mouth, eyes, etc) so be glad it is just your arm pits.

From what I know and have seen they are no fun
Posted By: Mark June

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/12/21 11:59 AM

I walked into a CVS pharmacy two years ago and asked to receive the Shingrix injection.
When they asked if I had active Shingles, I said nope (I lied).
I had full blown episode on my arms and chest.
And I had incredible relief in two weeks.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.

Booster months later.

grin
Posted By: trapOH

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/12/21 12:27 PM

Wife gets them once in a while , pretty painful. She started taking L-Lysine 1000mg capsules and it starts drying up pretty quickly.
Posted By: maintenanceguy

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/12/21 01:37 PM

I sat in a recliner for 3 days. Wasn't able to get up enough strength to even go get a meal. I did make it to the bathroom a couple of times though.

Was the sickest I've ever been. Not a joke. Started with terrible pain in my eye. My eye doctor correctly diagnosed it but used medical terms that I didn't know meant "shingles". Didn't realize until 2 days later that was what he was talking about. If I had gone right to my regular doctor, she would have given me a pill that would have reduced the severity. But after 72 hours, it's too late, it has to run its course. I really wish my eye doctor had said "It's shingles - go see your primary physician right now." That would have saved me a couple of miserable weeks.

Was out of work for 2 weeks. Infected scabs covered the entire left side of my head and scalp by the time it was done. It's probably been 3 or 4 years and the nerves in my head and face still tingle sometimes.

Anybody 50 years old qualifies for the vaccine. GET THE VACCINE.

Posted By: charles

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/12/21 03:30 PM

Got the shingles shot when it first came out, the the new one (Shingrex?) about five years ago.

Kids now get a chicken pox shot. Does that mean they will never get shingles later in life?
Posted By: ack

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/12/21 08:14 PM

I passed chicken pox to my youngest daughter when I had them. Sucked really bad. Got my shots since.
Posted By: adam m

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/12/21 08:35 PM

One of my uncles had them last year. They looked painful, and were on his head face and neck
Posted By: Paul Dobbins

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/12/21 09:32 PM

I got the single shingles shot about 11 years ago. My oncologist said that receiving chemo treatments would increase the chance of getting shingles, so he made sure I received the shot. I got my first Shingrix shot a couple months ago and am scheduled to receive the booster next month.
My grandfather had shingles, and I saw how miserable it made him feel. I didn't want any part of it.
Posted By: stinkypete

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/12/21 10:22 PM

I received my first round last month. Will get my second in about another month. Shingles are no fun for sure.
Posted By: Brian Mongeau

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/12/21 11:17 PM

After the first two shots, are annual boosters needed or repeated any time in the future? My wife and I were just discussing the subject an hour or so ago. Any side effects?
Posted By: Paul Dobbins

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/12/21 11:22 PM

My arm was sore for about 5 days. Shots don't usually make my arm sore for that long, but that one sure did.
Posted By: DWC

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/13/21 12:07 AM

Well mine blew up overnight. Instead of just armpit theyre on my bicep, tricep, running up my back toward my neck and on my chest. Best feelin in the world is standing with a lukewarm shower sprayin on it. Right now theyre insanely itchy mixed with pain every now and then. Its weird how the sensations have changed throughout the past few days. Sometimes its intense burning on the rash and others its deep muscle aches all over the area outside the rash. Sometimes its both.
Posted By: Moosetrot

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/13/21 12:52 AM

You may be convincing me to get the vaccine.

Hang in there!

Moosetrot
Posted By: stinkypete

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/13/21 01:01 AM

My arm was very sore. And the shot kicked my butt for 24 hrs. Very tired. But I would rather experience that. Then full blown shingles
Posted By: charles

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/13/21 01:12 AM

Have a friend who has shingles in his eyes and face. He had leukemia and a bone marrow transplant before chemo. Had to receive all immunizations again. Such a shame that he got shingles after all he had gone through.
Posted By: beaverpeeler

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/13/21 01:16 AM

My older sister and my mother both had shingles. I remember mom saying it was worse than giving birth. I figure that's gotta be pretty bad so I got both my Shingrix last year.
Posted By: ack

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/13/21 03:06 AM

Don't be surprised if you have some lingering side effects.
I still have some numbness is small spots.
Some people have phantom aches for years.

If I understand correctly only those that had chicken pox can get shingles. Those that were immunized can't get it.
Check with your doc.

If available get the shot.
Posted By: bleeohio

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/13/21 03:33 AM

I still have scars all down my left leg and some nerve damage. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.
Posted By: jbyrd63

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/13/21 03:52 AM

I had them on my face last year Woke up with stinging over one eye and was talking to my mom. She said get to the dr you got shingles. He put me on Valrex and in 3 days blisters piped out Hurt fir 2 days and was gone in a week Key is getting on valtrex ASAP
Posted By: DWC

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/13/21 05:02 AM

Never knew valtrex was for shingles until now. Always thought they were for really good looking people to have a great time at the beach or having a bonfire, like the commercial implied.
Posted By: Ron Marsh

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/14/21 11:58 AM

My doc recommended the shot for me even though I do not remember having the pox, since have been exposed to them. (brothers and sisters)
Posted By: Ron Marsh

Re: Shingles…not the asphalt kind - 06/14/21 11:59 AM

Prayers sent for anyone who has the shingles.
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