Undiagnosed Symptoms Community
Am I still tired from shingles?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to undiagnosed symptoms, breathing difficulties, feeling cold, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, fever, indigestion, itching, nausea, numbness, pain (chronic), paralysis, rash, sweating, swelling, urination problems, and vomiting.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Am I still tired from shingles?

I was diagnosed with shingles 7 weeks ago.  That is when the pain and rash began.  For about 2 weeks prior to those symptoms, I was extremely tired and depressed...but there were no unusual stressors in my life.  It was weird.  The rash and pain have been gone for about a week.  I stopped taking hydrocodone for the pain about 2-3 weeks ago.  Yesterday I was so tired I stayed in bed all day and have slept for most of the past 36 hours.  I was extremely sore all over (muscle and joint aches) yesterday, but that is better today.  I still tire vey easily and have the occassional return of tenderness to the area where I had the rash (under left shoulder blade).  I am concerned that something besides shingles is causing the fatigue, since it started before the rash and continues long after the rash and pain have disappeared.  Any thoughts?
Related Discussions
1 Comment
Blank
351246_tn?1379685732
Hi
Thanks for writing to the forum!
Yes, it is possible that you are still under the effect of the virus. Take multivitamin pills, plenty of soups, hot fluids and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, chicken broth etc. If symptoms persist consult your PCP.
Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top General Health Answerers
1530171_tn?1418143903
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
1756321_tn?1377771734
Blank
Red_Star
Queensland, Australia
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
363281_tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
10175413_tn?1427173851
Blank
Ekkiemom
Somewhere, CA
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ