After three weeks of not sleeping well...

deirdre

Top Veteran
Sep 26, 2010
103
I knew it was shingles when I woke up and felt like I had lightning bolts zapping my face. Yeah, it's quite painful!

They put me on steroids (no world-class athletics for me!) and anti-virals and I'm already starting to feel better, though.
 

stillshunter

Super Moderator Emeritus
Nov 5, 2010
123
Down Under
Mark
You have my absolute sympathy Diedre. I've had them twice and they burned for weeks! Best of luck sleeping....codeine was my only friend then.

Again my heart is with you!
 

deirdre

Top Veteran
Sep 26, 2010
103
I'm already on all the drugs for pain management due to fibromyalgia. I think I would have felt the pain a day or two ago if I weren't, so now it's worse. :(
 

BBW

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 7, 2010
123
betwixt and between
BB
I'm very sorry, deirdre, but very glad you got to the doctor quickly! I had the displeasure of having them a couple of years ago. Fast treatment is extremely important, so that's a big plus in your favor. I hope you get over it super quickly!
 

Ray Sachs

Legend
Sep 21, 2010
123
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
Ouch, sorry to hear Deirdre. Hope the meds work well and you're better soon. Never had them but aren't they sort of similar to chicken pox - same type of mechanism or something???

Hang in there,

-Ray
 

pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
123
Diet may help; it appears that herpes viruses are exacerbated by some amino acids, mitigated by others. Chocolate and nuts seem to be things best avoided ... and, despite what christilou suggests, I'd lay off the crack too ...

anyway, hope it settles soon ...
 

turbodieselvw

Rookie
Jul 11, 2010
3
My grandmother had shingles a couple of years ago and it wasn't fun. I hope you'll get better soon; the sooner the better!
 

pictor

All-Pro
Jul 14, 2010
124
My mother had very bad shingles some years ago and thus I know how bad that is. I hope that you will be fine again without enduring unpleasant health effects and wish you the best!
 

deirdre

Top Veteran
Sep 26, 2010
103
I feel only half as bad as I did yesterday, though the anti-virals do give me a stomach ache something fierce. Fortunately, I only have to take them for a week.
 

wt21

Hall of Famer
Aug 15, 2010
123
So sorry. I've not had them, but several friends have. They are miserable. Be well soon.
 

Crsnydertx

Top Veteran
Jan 21, 2011
103
Houston, TX
Chuck
For those of us who are senior citizens, there is now a shingles vaccine available. I gladly accepted that recommendation from my doctor, having seen my father suffer from the disease while recuperating from a triple bypass....
 

Latest posts

Latest threads

Top Bottom