First, happy new year (if this is new year for you
As well as being in watch and wait with my CLL, I am recovering from shingles (which i’ve never before had) during a period where I am also successfully (so far) coming off treatment for autoimmune haemolytic anaemia with a low maintenance dose of steroids (10 mg)
My consultant has advised that I take double doses of antibiotics for combating bacterial infections, as my immunity is declining slowly, and I’m wondering whether this should also apply to viruses; in this case the heroes zoster of shingles?
The outbreak is behind my lower thigh and hadn’t spread beyond two areas before beginning to decline. I’m on the final day of Acyclovir (800mg x 5 per day for 7 days).
I’ll be seeing my GP as soon as possible but I expect I’ll get a quicker response here!