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SHINGLES

PostPosted: June 7th, 2015, 9:32 pm
by leaflea
Yes - just one more nerve related problem! I searched this site and found TWELVE pages on it - it seems many of our members had shingles before BFS, and often at young ages. It will be difficult to find those of us who may have developed shingles AFTER bfs. But, of course, I think I did. I haven't had it diagnosed yet but it walks and sounds like a duck, it probably is. I had chicken pox when I was 2 and now am 48. A couple months ago my lymphocytes were low, but came back in normal range after a few weeks - indicated a weakened immune system which of course scared me silly.

Re: SHINGLES

PostPosted: June 8th, 2015, 12:58 am
by Yuliasir
Practically it is expected to get shingles at least once in the life (especially on the background of weakened immune system).
it is so unpleasant, please have my sympathies.

Re: SHINGLES

PostPosted: June 9th, 2015, 8:46 pm
by leaflea
I'd be interested to know what causes a weakened immune system besides HIV and prednisone? I have neither.

Re: SHINGLES

PostPosted: June 9th, 2015, 9:05 pm
by SecretAgentMan
My acupuncturist said that he is usually able to clear up a case of Shingles in a 2 or 3 visits. Pick the right tool for the right job and you usually save yourself a lot of pain and frustration. Some sources say that Shingles has been getting more prevalent in correlation with the chickenpox vaccine. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/artic ... demic.aspx

Re: SHINGLES

PostPosted: June 9th, 2015, 9:48 pm
by Kevo5684
I got shingles on my head the left side back of my head and up around the front and the twitching started not long after that and I took the antiviruls 2 rounds so I'm not sure if it is intertwined or not

Re: SHINGLES

PostPosted: June 10th, 2015, 12:45 am
by Yuliasir
leaflea wrote:I'd be interested to know what causes a weakened immune system besides HIV and prednisone? I have neither.


well, secondary immunodeficite (not so deep as in HIV or on prednisone) could be caused by chronic intoxication of any nature (including antibiotics abnd other medicines, not only prednisone), ionizing radiation, chronic stress, hormonal disorders (among which diabetes and hypothyreosis are no.1), etc.