Originally Posted by skyastara
That's interesting. I always read that shingles was a (later) complication of an 'incomplete' case of cp. IOW, that a person could only get shingles if they had been exposed to cp but didn't get a strong enough case of it.
I wonder if shingles is going to be shown to be a complication of (caused directly by) the vaccine.
I have never heard of little children getting shingles before.
I did a lot of researching when I had shingles and basically they have no idea how or why shingles happen (although like the pp stated you do need to have gotten the CP virus which you may or many not have noticed). I got CP when I was 4 and I remember being totally covered and really itchy...I think I remember it so vividly because the blisters were in my butt and my mom was always yelling at me not to scratch LOL. They don't really understand what brings on shingles. Some sources say stress and lowered immune system. I was pretty darn healthy and stress free at 7 mos prego though...I was eating well and still working out regularly. I guess something like 80% of cases of shingles happen in adults over the age of 60.
They have a shingles vaccine now that they push on the seniors. My mom just turned 60 and she is dead set on getting the vax even though her insurance won't cover it and it costs $300. I told her she was paying $300 for aluminum and a bunch of other junk that would make her ill and be bad for her body but she thinks I'm crazy for not vaxing and won't listen to me.
You'd think a woman who's had 3 different types of cancer would care when carcinogens are being injected into her body.
I am really happy to hear that kids don't have the pain. Everyone said I was young enough that it wouldn't be that bad, I was 26, but it still was. I don't have any scars though or any remaining damage so I got lucky. Also, if I wasn't prego and could have taken vicodin like candy like I really wanted to instead of breaking them into quarters and only taking them when I couldn't function at all, I'm sure it wouldn't have been too horrible.