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Another week - another ailment!

mistymeana
mistymeana
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Hi guys. Finally got to see GP about the odd rash (which has sprung up in a couple more places now) and he confirmed I definitaly have shingles :( At least it explains why I've been feeling even more crap than usual and have the strength of a gnat at the moment. Wondering what mother nature is going to chuck my way next. Hopefully the anti-vitals I've been given will do the trick quickly as got a job interview next Wednesday and at the moment I'd have trouble telling them what my name is, let alone anything impressive.

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mistymeana

Stupid spell check - I'm actually on anti-virals. Will save the anti-vitals for if it all gets too much !!

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So sorry to hear that mistymeana, and hope you are feeling better for next Wednesday.

Kath xx

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allanah

oh gosh, i had that its awful !!!

My anti virals did make it slight less awful but i still did need rest and pain killers. Hope its passed enough for your interview. I think, but not sure, if someone touches the blisters whilst they are wet it could be infectious, but most people are immune if they have had chickenpox or vaccine, not sure as its a weird illness?

I had chickenpox the week of my wedding! but still got shingles?!!!

Anyway hope you feel better soon! xx

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lorann
lorann
in reply to allanah

Have to correct that one Allanah. Anyone who ever had Chickenpox can develope Shingles. 1 out of 3 people develope shingles sometime in their lifetime. So there really isn't any fool-proof immunity. The Shingles vaccine can lessen the symptoms, or possibly prevent Shingles, but they don't promise definite immunity.

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allanah
allanah
in reply to lorann

Yes I agree, one doc said this and another said that.

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miss

Oh not nice at all sending a hug xxx

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Mumoftwin17

Awwe poor you......( I get this regularly...yup ..you can have this more than once!!)......take it easy and rest rest rest .....

Good Luck for Wednesday

Best Wishes

Wendy..xx

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Good luck

Hope it all clears for you soon

BOB

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Kittykatxxxxx

Hello I can relate to the another week another ailment, Hope you feel better soon :) Xx

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jenwight

Oh that's not good hope you feel better soon

Jen xx

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in reply to jenwight

Shingles is meant to be very painful - poor you last thing you need - hope interview goes brilliantly despite everything. Good luck! Txx

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DrWhoFan

Gosh, poor you. Thought I had shingles round eye, but turned out to be allergy to makeup, lol! Good luck for Wednesday ! Anne x

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