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sunshine1109May 01, 2012
piapeonyApr 30, 2012
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By sunshine1109 Blank
For the past 2 yrs I have suffered with unbearable left sided chest pain, its not on my skin it feels like its in and...
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SullyfishMay 01, 2012
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By Nemo74 Blank
Below are pics I took. This is the 2nd time I have had this rash in the EXACT same spot and exact same size. Its been...
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By jend83 Blank
My grandma was diagnosed with shingles three years ago. She had a severe case on her head. Since her original outbrea...
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By apprelle Blank
I went to the doctor and he said this is shingles. He said he didn't understand why I have it on both sides of my nec...
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By opus88 Blank
Has anyone had the shingles vaccine ZOSTAVAX and had adverse side effects from it?
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By shirlnga Blank
Is it possible to accurately diagnose SHINGLES without any kind of test? I had SHINGLES 6 years ago,a horrible ras...
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By lcotter42 Blank
what is the best stool softener to use in conjunction with valtrex?
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By dan201085 Blank
On Tuesday I noticed a rash on my stomach about two inches below my belly button that is about two inches long and an...
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Cyr1991Mar 01, 2012
SHINGLESLASTSJan 27, 2012
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By Strength18 Blank
Can shingles arise through sunburn? Last year in August I went on vacation to Mexico. I hardly slept for 2 straight...
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By lat183 Blank
Hi I have recurrent blisters on my upper left thight and upper right buttock. I first happend after I took steroids f...
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derek333Feb 24, 2012
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By rk7farm Blank
My husband has the most severe case of shingles our doctor has seen in 20 years. He also got staph infection. His pai...
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gymdandeeJan 24, 2012
ill13632Jan 20, 2012
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By RFJ Blank
My pain management doctor is almost certain I have been experiencing the shingles virus with the most severe nerve pa...
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ill13632Jan 20, 2012
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By ill13632 Blank
there is a shingles vaccine now right if you've had chicken pox. but who do you go to get it, your pcp or an infecti...
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ill13632Jan 20, 2012
garrettandelsasmomJan 11, 2012
John66613Jan 11, 2012
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By John66613 Blank
Two years ago I had lightheadedness for three months during summer. No symptoms last year during summer. This year, s...
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By zoey5 Blank
appears at times larger but also can make itself small,,extremely fast and flies....bites...can pentrate most anythin...
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By char12896 Blank
My 16 yr old son had his first case of rashless shingles 1 1/2 yrs ago. It took us over a week of pain to be diagnos...
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garrettandelsasmomJan 09, 2012
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By Remy9111 Blank
I had my first case of shingles a few weeks ago on my left side--a small cluster of blisters. It wasn't too painful. ...
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cub412Jan 08, 2012
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By cub412 Blank
My Mom, 82 years old, recently got over shingles. However, she still has the residual pain. The shingles outbreak was...
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tschockJan 01, 2012
seattlemom2plusDec 31, 2011
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By tschock Blank
For the past few months I've been getting pain, numbness, and now intense itching ( no rash) on my left shoulder blad...
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seattlemom2plusDec 31, 2011
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By garrison77 Blank
I'm 17 years old and I had a shingles outbreak a year ago. I went to the docter, and was perscribed medication for th...
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