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  • Nice to know I can have someone to talk to who's g...

    Nice to know I can have someone to talk to who's going through the same thing.

    Post created 3 days 13 hours ago

  • 26 year old male First round of imiquimod used ...

    26 year old male

    First round of imiquimod used to treat HPV, ineffective, outbreak of shingles, discontinued use, treated with medication, lesions cleared within a week.

    Second round of imiquimod used to treat HPV, ineffective, showing signs of lesions, discontinuing use...

    Post created 6 days 13 hours ago

  • I have been on Prolia for over 2 years. I also h...

    I have been on Prolia for over 2 years. I also have lupus. I have shingles. My doctor says the worst case she has seen. I am taking gabapentin for nerve pain. It is not helping.

    Post created 1 week 5 days ago

  • My father, 83, had shingles around his left eye an...

    My father, 83, had shingles around his left eye and forehead in March 2017, the rash cleared up fairly quickly after he was diagnosed and given meds, however the pain and headache lasted till about end of June. I have seen his short term memory loss increase drastically in the past month. I took him to the doctor and he said this is normal for his age, but it came on so quickly and continues to get worse. Is this a side effect from the shingles and the medications such as OxyContin he was on for over 2 months? I am at wits end as he really likes his doctor. I want to take him for a 2nd opinion but don't want to insult him, or is this just part of having the shingles in the cranial area? If anyone has any insight it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

    Post created 2 weeks 17 hours ago

  • I was diagnosed with internal shingles 3 months ag...

    I was diagnosed with internal shingles 3 months ago after being in severe pain with swollen glands and exhaustion. For a month I took Lyrica twice a day. For two months I have been taking it at night. The pain is less. The exhaustion is still a problem. My hair has been falling out by the strands every day.

    Post created 4 weeks 13 hours ago

  • Recent potassium blood test of 5.5. Shingles were ...

    Recent potassium blood test of 5.5. Shingles were primarily 3 months ago (in July and August) , but since then have had post shingles neuralgia .

    Post created 1 month 12 hours ago

  • First time Prolia injection and I have Shingles

    I was given the prolia injection for the first time on 7/24/17 and by 7/30/2017 I broke out in shingles. In addition my IBS exacerbated. I am now having to take prescription medication for my constipation.
    How long will the shingles last? What medications have helped you?
    I am also on synthroid and over 65 years of age.

    Post created 1 month 1 week ago

  • Prolia and Shingles

    Hi,
    I was given my first prolia injection on 7/24/17 and by 7/30/17 I broke out in shingles on the left side of my abdomen. In addition my IBS exacerbated to the point that I am not on prescription medication to assist with the constipation.

    Post created 1 month 1 week ago

  • I had a case of shingles many years ago, and later...

    I had a case of shingles many years ago, and later took the anti-shingles shot. I recently started taking Metformin, and soon developed a fiery case of the shingles. Since this was my only new medication, I suspected Metformin to be the cause.

    Post created 1 month 2 weeks ago

  • Can anyone relate pls.i started lyrica 300mg and a...

    Can anyone relate pls.i started lyrica 300mg and after 3 weeks broke out in rash on face and hands burning blisters same as the shingles blisters and pain but not regular nerve pattern that I have had for 35 yrs and managed to keep at bay with massive L- lysine..stop lyrica and..body calms down.have started on 150 mg per day and after 1 week another breakout of herpes on lips and hands starting to burn..fear shingles but need the lyrica to stop pain .I have EDS ie EHLERS DANLOS syndrome Jhs.type 3. Can anyone relate.lytica has given me a quality of life I don't want to lose, but I fear shingles breakout.

    Post created 1 month 3 weeks ago