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SHINGLES!!!! I MIGHT SCREAM!!!
Jun 03, 2013 at 4:40 PM
Has anyone had a bout with SHINGLES!?!?!? I never have until now and I can honestly say that I feel like I am being tortured and nothing helps. I was curious if any of you have dealt with this (I hope not as I would not wish this on my worst enemy!!!), but if so if you have any tips for me on how to relieve the itching, burning and pain. I was one of the lucky few who got chicken pox not once, but TWICE as a kid, and I guess my immune system dipped recently and the shingles reared its ugle head.
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Thanks everyone! Well, I managed to live through it, though it was not a fun week! They put me on antivirals and Tylenol with codeine. Spent the week in an uncomfortable fog. I seemed to move through it quickly according to statistics so I am grateful for that. Thanks for all of the kind words!!!
Jun 12, 2013 at 6:52 PM
Haven't had em yet, I bout cried when I found out it was yet another common thing CFer's deal with, I've had the chicken pox so I know I'm at greater risk for getting it and with me hearing it's a rather common thing for CFer's I consider it to be just another thing I'll get to look forward to eventually, I don't really know anything about it but I would assume since it's like chicken pox only worse I would guess an outmeal bath would help out. Best of luck with getting some relief.
Jun 12, 2013 at 6:02 AM
Haven't had em yet, I bout cried when I found out it was yet another common thing CFer's deal with, I've had the chicken pox so I know I'm at greater risk for getting it and with me hearing it's a rather common thing for CFer's I consider it to be just another thing I'll get to look forward to eventually, I don't really know anything about it but I would assume since it's like chicken pox only worse I would guess an outmeal bath would help out. Best of luck with getting some relief.
Jun 12, 2013 at 6:01 AM
I haven't had shingles but my dad has. The drug Lyrica is supposed to be very helpful for it.
Jun 05, 2013 at 12:15 PM
I don't have CF (my son does) but I had shingles when I was 30, brought on by a bad cold virus and stress. My advice is to get treatment soon, especially if the shingles marks are on your face. They can cause permanent nerve damage. When I'm sick or rundown, I still have pain at the site of where the shingles marks were located (six years later). Wish I could recall what they put me on for medication but I do think they gave me something to help. Good luck!
Jun 04, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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