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post #21 of 27
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It's official I have shingles. Thankfully my case is mild and he said that it shouldnt get worse than it is now. I dont have a lot of pain thankfully just more of an irritation with the occasions lightning zing of pain.

The stress I had last month was really awful I seriously thought I was going to go crazy I do take a multi vitamin but I am not taking any b or c other than what is in that one.

He prescribed the antiviral but not the steroid since I am not in a lot of pain he didnt see it as a necessity. He dosnt like to use those without good cause.

I am a bit bummed though since I would like to exposed the kids but with ds I cant since the tick bite might or might not have given him rockey mtn spotted fever I do know that he has something going on but the Dr. couldnt tell me for sure.

Poor dh I am a bit worried about him since he did scratch the spot for me when I thought it was just an itchy bump and he has never had cp. Does anyone know what the odds are that he will get cp? Off to google. Wish now I had asked the Dr. today but forgot
post #22 of 27
I am glad its a mild case! Shingles is ROUGH!

I am not sure about your dh, I can tell you that when I got Shingles it was right during my sons chicken pox... I am not sure how helpful that is to you though.
post #23 of 27
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One of the side effects that it says to call the Dr. about wit the acyclovir is numbness in the fingers. Well last night I noticed that after taking the second dose I had some funky feelings (tingly lips, extreme dizziness, panic) and now this morning the pinky finger on my left hand feels like it is asleep After the first dose about 4 hours later I started having itching spots all over my body with no apparent cause that is usually my first sign that I am having a reaction to a med. But I decided to risk it and take another dose and now this :

I am not taking any more until I call the Dr. office and see what they say and probably wont after that to big a risk IMO. I am pretty sure even without the med. I will get better just take a bit longer and since I am not in serious pain I really dont mind.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X View Post
The stress I had last month was really awful I seriously thought I was going to go crazy I do take a multi vitamin but I am not taking any b or c other than what is in that one. (
A multivitamin does not have anywhere near the amount of vitamin C your adrenals need to cope with stress, illness, and recover from the last month. You need way way more than RDA level. For large doses of C, use the ascorbate form. I get it in powder form ordered online, as it's impossible to find locally (around here anyway). You'll likely also need more B's (all the B's) than a typical multivitamin provides, unless it has extra levels of B's.

Wholesale nutrition is where I get mine. Their "C-salts" is a nice drink by itself (just add water). http://www.nutri.com/index.cfm/produ...salts-8-oz.cfm
http://www.nutri.com/index.cfm?fusea...uld_i_take#aac
post #25 of 27
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How much C should I take?

The Dr. sent in a new script but the pharmacist said that it was possible I would react to it as well since it is another anti viral. I am not sure I should even try to take it since I am feeling shakey today. Honestly the shingles rash is not bothering me very much at all other than the itching so should I try the new script or not risk it?
post #26 of 27
came across this post & just wondered... did dh or ds ever get the cp?
post #27 of 27
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So far no one got cp from my shingles despite dh touching it on several occasions by accident and even scratching it that second day before we knew what it was.

I kept the kids away from it because of ds's possible issues with the tick bite so he nor dd ever touched it directly. I did touch them after touching it a few time on accident though.

It will be a month the 24th since it came up. So I think the time limit is approaching on the incubation period.
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