Feb 27, 2013 - 11:33 am
I broke out with Shingles this last weekend. I was in tremendous pain from my right rib area around my back. I didn't know what it was till monday morning when I got out of the shower and looked in the full mirror! My wife was all excited and said, "you have to go see the Doctor, Call him NOW"! I got in next day to see him and YES I have shingles. Taking Prednisone and Famiciclovir 3x a day. I am done today with the Meds and my side still hurts. I didn't know shingles attacks the nerves and boy, it hurts quite a bit. I am taking 2 to 3 extra strenght Tylenol for pain, it calms it but I don't want the Vicodin. Another Post symptom of 8 cycles of R-CHOP 2 years ago. It really taxed my auto-immune system. This is the 3rd infection I have had since last year. All 3 differant! I hope the shingles will run its course quickly, my side is sore from the change in weather. Feels like someone punched me in the ribs, sore, especially while I am trying to sleep. I guess it will take about 3-weeks for all the pain & symptoms to go away and the rash sometimes stains the skin? Hopefully it will go away and NOT COME BACK!