was this a gyn you saw? did they do any testing for yeast and bacterial infections vaginally?
this isn't the shingles forum but i didn't move your question to that forum because it's not likely this is shingles going on for you. shingles would've healed on its own long before this and you wouldn't still have rashes, same as it wouldn't be bilateral and present in the way you are describing.
your herpes testing was type specific herpes igg blood testing?
don't wear tucks pads all day long again either. they aren't meant to be used like that. Limit it to 10 minutes at the most when you use them.
I'd also reschedule that appointment to have your hemorrhoids looked at too. They can look internally up your bowel a few inches to see if you have internal thrombosed hemorrhoids causing your pain too ( though that doesn't explain your rashes of course ). best of luck getting to the bottom of this all!
Thank you for your response Grace, Yes I was checked for BV and yeast infection. Those were negative. My herpes test - I'm not sure. The woman who called me with my results simply stated that I was negative for herpes. I will look into that because I do get occasional cold sores so?? The exams were not by a gyn but rather my primary physician who's specialty is Internal medicine I believe. I keep thinking I am getting better and if I irritate it at all it flares right back up 0 it's not internal vaginally by the way, as far as I can tell. I am getting so tired of this and now I am, at the point where I need to taper off the gabapentin so I don't have problems when I run out.
Did you ever find any answers? I am in the same boat. I had chcicken pox at 34 Shingles on right side by bra strap 3 years ago at 48
I have been battling constant UTI for sometime. Saw doc last week and they sent urine in for culture, Got a call today that urine showed Strep Group B. so now I am on new meds.
My vagina and anus are a train wreck. I have had shooting pains in my anus like the ones I remember on my side -- excrutiating. I now have white small circular open sore in Vag. I was cultured for herpes -- have not heard yet. Been married 30 years & never ever had this issue.
I did have severe case of mono clear back in 1981 so I am positive for Epstein Bar.
I am on meds IC VALACYCLOVIR HCL 1 GRAM TAB 2X DAILY and also have tropical lidocaine Hydrochloride which really helps. Bowel movements are so painful I almost vomit from the pain. About 5 minutes after it is tolerable. Also have had right upper flank pain.
Body temp running low was 96.4 the other day.
My vag. very painful as well. Hard to urinate but did just get to med as I was taking cipro and the doc switched it.
Working in a 40 hr full time prof. job abd it is difficult =..( Sure feels and acts like shingles
Any advice is appreciated. .
Did you recieve any type of confermation on what you were / are suffering from ?? I see that this was written in 2012 , in 2014 I too started experencing the same type of symptoms you discribed ... have been doing much internet research and have been to my gyn ... with no satisfaction . I have been on gabapentin for years , since I have RSD / Cpsd in my left ankle foot from an injury/ fracture. But it doesn`t help with these shingle type symptoms .
I have been dealing with pelvic pain, burning urethral pain that began 10 years ago. The past year or so I began also having rectal pain when attempting bowel movement, mostly around my menstral cycle. I have managed my pelvic pain following the intercistial cystitis diet recommendations but sometimes still have pain for no reason. Pelvic pain also present during intercourse at certain times of the month. Yesterday I decided to go see a homeopathic healer. I told him just a few of my symptoms and he asked if I have bad fever blisters, Epstein Barr, mono, or thematic fever in my family. I have had fever blisters terribly off and on since I was a child. He then told me that he prayed about it and God told him I have shingles affecting my urethra. I was skeptical but immediately went home and have been researching and am finding so many ppl with the same symptoms who suspect shingles. I truly believe the medical community is missing some connection here! I used to go for uti testing and my culture was always negative but "white blood cells present". I am taking a capsule BHT for 30 days and praying for lasting relief. I also researched BHT and shingles which is never given by an MD, however online I found information on how it can effectively treat shingles!! Do the research, you will be surprised at what you find, and also come to realize how flawed and closed minded "doctors" truly are!