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    So I've got the shingles...

    Has anybody else ever been unfortunate enough to get these bastards? Woke up the other day with a big fucking patch of them on my back, and they hurt like a mother fucker. At least I don't have them on my face.

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    eek...no, i haven't but my husband did several years ago on his face and over one eyelid. he said it was the most painful thing (besides tearing his ACL) he'd ever experienced.

    i believe if you do a search, you'll find a thread on here about shingles. my husband said one of the things that helped the most was warm, moist washcloths. also, after they scab be sure and put vitamin E on them to prevent scarring. my husband has a very deep scar between his eyes from the shingles b/c he did NOT use vit E (and maybe some vitamin T will help numb the pain, as well ). Good luck on feeling better soon.
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    Shingles? Wow. Can you get them if you've had chicken pox?
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    Shingles? Wow. Can you get them if you've had chicken pox?
    Well, I've had chicken pox before when I was really young, so apparently yes, you can still get the shingles. It's not like they're all over my body or anything, it's just a patch of them on my back, but it still hurts like a bitch. It really affects your nerve endings.

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    Shingles? Wow. Can you get them if you've had chicken pox?
    Actually, it's the same virus. Some people never really lose the chicken pox virus, it just goes dormant in their bodies, and stays there doing nothing for years. Then, when your immune system is weakened by illness or stress or whatever, it can come back as shingles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    Actually, it's the same virus. Some people never really lose the chicken pox virus, it just goes dormant in their bodies, and stays there doing nothing for years. Then, when your immune system is weakened by illness or stress or whatever, it can come back as shingles.

    Some ugly nasty shit.
    That's it. Happens to my sister. Her's usually manifests when she's stressed out. Oddly enough I don't think W had anything to do w/ it.
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    My girlfriend's sister had them, they're apparently brought on by stress in a lot of cases.

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    I just put a ton of them on my roof! Sorry my bad. That sucks, I've never had them but have heard that they hurt like hell. Ktgiles advice sounded good though.
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    They actually have a vaccine available for them now. I had been thinking about getting 1 and also 1 for pnuemonia. Now I am thinking even more.

    Are they able to give you anything for the pain? I have heard that they are horribly painful as well.
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    I had the worst case of chicken pox when I was 18, I can't even imagine how much worse shingles must hurt.
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    Yep. I had them when I was 23. Horrible. There was a guy in the quarantine room next to me that was 42. It almost killed him. I hope I never get shingles.
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    I actually had the chicken pox twice as a kid, they allways said once you had them you could not re-get them.
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    OLO, the reason you got them twice is because you are not human.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    I know a woman who had them on her eye.
    My Pop has them on his eye and on the INSIDE of the left side of his head, as well. It's REALLY limited what he can do and he's been battling it for the good part of about 3 years...man...
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