Shingles Support Group
Nov 21 in Shingles
I've had PHN for almost 4 years now and had to quit my job as a pharmacist because of the many side effects of the pain meds. The combinations helped the pain to a tolerable level but I couldn't remember or think clearly enough to do my job. I had ...
Oct 24 in Shingles
Just joined today. I'm 29 and had the shingles in 2010. Since then I've been battling PHN but I'm losing the battle. I recently lost my job because I couldn't perform my duties as a nurse any longer and with the job went my health insurance. My appoi...
Apr 17 in Shingles
Is shingles contagious? I had a friend tell me the other day he'd been treated for shingles and I wonder if this puts me at risk.
Sep 22 in Shingles
Lost lives to postherpetic-neuralgia. I lost mine 14 months ago after a bout of shingles caused by an immune suppressed system from using Immuran and Remicade in the treatment for ulcerative colitis. Since PHN took over my life in July of 2012 I've o...
Jun 4 in Shingles
Can shingles come back positive for herpes simplex 2? i have had shingles at the age of 16 an dI am now 38 and was tested positive for HVS2 in the lower parts but the blood test came back - for herpes 2. I hven't been with anyone for 8 months now. D...
Jun 7 in Shingles
Hi. Thank you for reading. I am pretty frustrated as well as kind of ...."scared" at this point. I had back surgery in April a week later I got 3 little bumps on the right side of my neck. They looked just like spider bites and itched like crazy. ...
Jun 19 in Shingles
I am currently 38 years old and first got shingles about a year ago, I was treated for it quickly and it went away quickly. However about 2 months later the base of my spine started get a rash and itch real bad. I went to see my Dr about it as it w...