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Blood and Shingles

Aug 23, 2013 - 3 comments
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Last night I wasn't feeling very well, so I went to sleep a little early. I woke up in the middle of the night and felt really wet. When I looked at my pillow, it looked really dark, so I turned on the light and started choking. There was bright red blood all over my pillow and I was choking on blood. It was coming from my throat and coming out of my mouth. I went to the bathroom and kind of just let it drip into the sink while I called 911. I was scared...again. Things like this keep happening. I'm wondering if that's a really bad sign or what. So I went to the hospital, and they did a bronchoscopy. They told me that there was a ruptured vessel in my lung, and that they gave me tranexamic acid, as well as did an embolization and used a laser during the bronchoscopy. I'm not choking up blood anymore, so that's good.

Last night, I also discovered a very painful rash on my trunk area, and I didn't know what it was. They noticed it as well, and I was started on an antiviral medication and some medications to treat the pain, as they believe that it's shingles. I was really hoping that it wasn't shingles. :( The medication that I'm on for the purpura rash should help the shingles to not be as bad, though. I hope that's true!

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by evewisewoman, Aug 24, 2013

Hi Milla,

Atleast the bleeding has stopped. What you went through must have been horrifying. I know how I would feel if
this ever happened to me i.e. blood on your pillow and choking on your own blood. You're so brave, Milla.
I really admire you. You are in my prayers. Blessings, Eve.

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by omhome, Aug 24, 2013
hi milla-----i have had shingles just last year and it is not fun for sure! However the meds will help a lot once they kick in fully. The worse pain for me was in the beginning and with each day it seemed to lessen, Lyrica was a blessing for me. Are you taking it? Works on nerve pain of all sorts. Remember to breathe and relax whenever you can. Take a mini-break moment of exhale--relax (even helped me to say Relax Body out loud to my body and imagine my body as a child who believes the mom/dad and does relax)...........and you may imagine pain as a Teacher!---of what? --whatever you choose!
Shanti/Peace Milla

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by millachris7, Aug 24, 2013
Thank you for the prayers. I'm on acyclovir and some pain medicines and steroids. I don't know what it could all be teaching me. It's hard.

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