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    I felt off. Not bad. Just not right. I wasn't hungry and I'm always hungry. Had it on my arm. Hurt to touch but otherwise just felt a big stiff and tingly. After a few days I suffered dizziness.

    I showed my GP the rash and she said I probably just brushed up against something and ignored it. I eventually saw the work nurse who took one look and said shingles. If the GP had been better I would have had the meds you're on to help it. But by the time I got a diagnosis it was too late.

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    My mum had it a year or so ago - got blisters on scalp and in her eye. She went to GP recently because she said she had pain in the exact same spots as last time and thought she was getting it again.

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    DH gets it every few years when he is run down and the rash is always in the same spot and often he gets pain in the place the rash always comes out. I know how much he suffers so can imagine how horrible you feel and hope you recover quickly

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    There is a vaccine for shingles now. It's going to be subsidised for over 75's in October (I think), but you can pay privately for it - about $200 if anybody is worried about recurring shingles.

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    Oh so going to look into that @rosey82! I had it for the first time when I was 10/11 and it has come back once or twice usually when I'm really stressed/run down. Always on my right side of my stomach.

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    These posts are making me glad I only got it on my arm!

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    I had it in my mouth. I was run down and stressed about a variety of things. It started with my skin being incredibly sensitive, especially on my back. It hurt to sit in a car seat. Then I got exhausted to the point I was sleeping during the day which only happens if I'm really sick and around the same time I got a lot of blisters on my mouth. They were on my gums and on my tongue. It was impossible to eat without crying. I believe I looked like sh!t because I stupidly went to night shift one of the first days because the doctor told me there wasn't anything wrong. As soon as I walked in the door, people at work told me to go home.

    The second doctor I saw finally diagnosed me but there was nothing they could do by that time

    Every time my skin gets sensitive, I worry it will be shingles because it was so bad.

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    So this morning I woke up with NO pain or discomfort whatsoever. I went to work as normal and by 11am I started to get a teeny tiny itch (still no rash). Then it turned into what felt like a blowtorch on my skin it lasted ages and then I went to the chemist and got the cream and put that on, it still didn't make too much difference. Anyway I've now come home as the pain was unbearable. I have blotchy skin now but no actual lumpy rash or anything, the pain has subsided slightly but it hasn't gone away. I have also lost my temping job because of it.

    Just because I need more stress

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAgirl View Post
    So this morning I woke up with NO pain or discomfort whatsoever. I went to work as normal and by 11am I started to get a teeny tiny itch (still no rash). Then it turned into what felt like a blowtorch on my skin it lasted ages and then I went to the chemist and got the cream and put that on, it still didn't make too much difference. Anyway I've now come home as the pain was unbearable. I have blotchy skin now but no actual lumpy rash or anything, the pain has subsided slightly but it hasn't gone away. I have also lost my temping job because of it.

    Just because I need more stress
    Oh god you poor thing that is the absolute last thing you need!

    Can you maybe see another doctor and see what they think? Just for piece of mind?


 

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