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Postby Mi Amigo » Tue, 17 Jun 2014 4:16 pm

Take care WD40 and get well soon. If/when you next have a blood test, ask them to check your vitamin D levels. Many people are vitamin D deficient (there is some debate about the definition of 'deficiency'). This can be the case even in a sunny place like Singapore, where a lot of people spend most of their time indoors.

http://www.vitamindwiki.com/Shingles+and+vitamin+D
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Postby Max Headroom » Tue, 17 Jun 2014 7:30 pm

QRM wrote:I had it a few months ago on my bonce I thought it was sunburn, but it spread to my right eye, thats when everyone started to worry as it can blind you.

So had to slap tons of cream on my eye ball, you would have thought some one would have invented shingles eyedrops, but nope it had to be cream in the eye.

Anyway a few months later its still bloodshot and i get this odd sensation of small critters walking on top of my head.

Funny there's a bus going around with a big shingles advert on it...


Is that the one with the dude's steak tartare chest wrapped in barbed wire? It's up here too but it's in Chinese characters. Wondered what that was all about. If that's shingles, then yeah, that would suck majorly.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 17 Jun 2014 8:14 pm

Max Headroom wrote:Is that the one with the dude's steak tartare chest wrapped in barbed wire? It's up here too but it's in Chinese characters. Wondered what that was all about. If that's shingles, then yeah, that would suck majorly.


Now you mention it, yes it is! And that image describes it quite well.

Interesting, I'm never met/chatted with another person who has had shingles... and ... here we are! :lol:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:12 pm

My Mother had shingles back in Dec~Feb/Mar of '04~05. Her doctor of 40 years said it was the worst case of shingles he'd ever seen in over 50 years of practice. She had three different variations at the same time and they completely encircled her waist down all the way to her ankles. Needless to say it messed up a whole lot of functions and she was in a really bad way. I had to take off in Jan~Feb 05 to take care of her as she was virtually incapacitated. The nerve damage was affecting her bodily functions as well, and 10 years later she still has problems. I saw first hand what it did to her and I wouldn't wish them on my worse enemy!

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 18 Jun 2014 9:44 am

Scary stuff, from the way you guys are describing.

In my case it seems to be the mildest of the mild case, in that case. I have got a small patch about 2X3 cm about 5 inch below my left armpit and another strip of 4-5 blisters on my left side back. The rash isn't increasing anymore and the blisters havent burst yet.

The pain now is almost negligible and I have stopped taking painkillers since yesterday morning but still continuing with the antivirals(4th day today out of 7 days) and the calamine+menthol lotion.

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:33 pm

Emergency123 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:In my case it seems to be the mildest of the mild case, in that case. I have got a small patch about 2X3 cm about 5 inch below my left armpit and another strip of 4-5 blisters on my left side back.


Google ' dermatomes' and you will understand why the rash is confined to that area. It can affect a different region in another person.


Yupp, the last 3 days or so, I have done enough research on shingles on the web. I am concerned about only about 2 more things now and hope I come out fine.
1) I hope I dont develop PNA, but I read that PNA has higher chances of occuring for people who had extreme rashes and pain. In my case, its definitely not severe, so I am hopeful.
2) I hope I dont transfer chicken pox to anyone else.


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