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Old 04-05-2019, 04:55 PM   #1
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Angry 50+? Get Vaccinated!!

Started a day ago and spreading. If you have had chicken pox you are a target for SHINGELS and these dang things hurt!

The chicken pox virus lays dormant until it decides to wreck havoc like with me. The older you get the more likely it could get you too.

Get the vaccine, this "bug" is nasty and can be prevented. My Doc prescribed some meds that will help with the symptoms but it's just a waiting game for it to go away now. After 3 months when it's gone I can still get the vaccine with a 90% effective rate. Dang sure going to get it, don't want this crap again!!
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Old 04-05-2019, 05:15 PM   #2
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but vaccines are a government mind control conspiracy
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Old 04-05-2019, 05:21 PM   #3
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My mom had it a few months ago, and while painful, it was gone shortly. Our neighbor on the other hand was bedridden for months and had a reaction that caused partial facial paralysis. Bad deal for sure.
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I shudder just looking at that.
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Old 04-05-2019, 05:41 PM   #5
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I shudder just looking at that.
Yeah, something that never crossed my mind until the blisters started? I recently quit smoking and cut back on my Bourbon intake..told my Doc this morning my system is out of whack without the daily poison?
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Old 04-05-2019, 05:50 PM   #6
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Iím 42 and had it on my back a couple months ago. Caught it early and went to the doc but the anti viral meds cleared it up pretty quick. I was told I could not get vaccinated until 50. Has anyone else been told the same?
I cannot imagine having it on my hands like you do.
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I have had both the Zostavax and Shingrix---
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:53 PM   #8
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Iím 42 and had it on my back a couple months ago. Caught it early and went to the doc but the anti viral meds cleared it up pretty quick. I was told I could not get vaccinated until 50. Has anyone else been told the same?

I cannot imagine having it on my hands like you do.

Good luck.
I'm 34 and have had it 5-6 times. Wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Been told the same, can't get it until 50. Apparently the vaccine has some long term effects that could be very bad, but don't show up for 30-40 years thus the reason to wait until after 50.

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Old 04-05-2019, 07:26 PM   #9
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Rosey and her five sisters out for the count.

Can you get vaccinated before 50?
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:12 PM   #10
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This is what mine looked like (same view/location). I got some minor nerve damage/numbing from it. I was also told that stress plays a roll in occurrence/re-occurrence. And your more likely to get it again once it surfaces. I've since had a couple minor bouts with it. But nothing like that first time. It was like someone putting a cigarett on me, or a hot bed of coals.


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Old 04-05-2019, 08:14 PM   #11
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So you get vaccinated at 50 and when you turn 80 bad things
start happening to you . Don't sound good to me .
You have enough bad things happen at 80 to.add more .
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:24 PM   #12
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Had it on my head and would not wish the Shingles on anyone. Get the shot when you can.
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:57 PM   #13
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The vaccine doesn't work. My parents took the vacs and they still got shingles.
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:07 PM   #14
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Does it matter if as a youth I never had a chicken pox outbreak?


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Old 04-05-2019, 09:09 PM   #15
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The vaccine doesn't work. My parents took the vacs and they still got shingles.
My doctor told me that it is about 50% effective.
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:14 PM   #16
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This is what mine looked like (same view/location). I got some minor nerve damage/numbing from it. I was also told that stress plays a roll in occurrence/re-occurrence. And your more likely to get it again once it surfaces. I've since had a couple minor bouts with it. But nothing like that first time. It was like someone putting a cigarett on me, or a hot bed of coals.


I had it in this location also, it was bothersome but cleared up pretty quick, my mom on the other hand felt the affects for a full year and still hasn't recovered fully.
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:17 PM   #17
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I've been told that someone could contract CP. And it is best to avoid people with a shingles outbreak even though the shingles virus is a slightly different virus that is carried by CP. And planted/deposited on the nerves in your body. Hence the outbreak of shingles later in life.
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My doctor told me that it is about 50% effective.

This is what I was told also.
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:20 PM   #19
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Sadly, I don't see myself living till 80.
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Old 04-05-2019, 10:15 PM   #20
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My doctor told me that it is about 50% effective.
I don't care if it is 50% or 90%---get it. I'd rather have a 50-50 chance of not getting them than the alternative.
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Old 04-05-2019, 11:27 PM   #21
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I hope you have a speedy recovery. Shingles are no fun.
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Old 04-06-2019, 03:25 AM   #22
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So you get vaccinated at 50 and when you turn 80 bad things
start happening to you . Don't sound good to me .
You have enough bad things happen at 80 to.add more .
It sounds a hell of a lot better than actually having shingles at 80
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Old 04-06-2019, 06:32 AM   #23
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I got the Zostavax vaccine five years ago after my mother and sister both had shingles outbreaks. Two months after receiving the shot I woke up one morning completely deaf in my left ear. Found out hearing loss is a possible side effect of the vaccine and am now part of a class action suit against the manufacturer. Do your research before getting Zostavax-the new vaccine Shingrix is supposedly much safer.
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I got the Zostavax vaccine five years ago after my mother and sister both had shingles outbreaks. Two months after receiving the shot I woke up one morning completely deaf in my left ear. Found out hearing loss is a possible side effect of the vaccine and am now part of a class action suit against the manufacturer. Do your research before getting Zostavax-the new vaccine Shingrix is supposedly much safer.
The reason a lot of people are opting out of vaccines.
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Old 04-06-2019, 08:47 AM   #25
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I don't care if it is 50% or 90%---get it. I'd rather have a 50-50 chance of not getting them than the alternative.
My Doc said 90%. Wife is getting hers today.

I've even got the dam blisters under some of my finger nails. At least I'm thankful only my right hand and forearm are affected...so far anyway. Another sleepless night even with the pain meds.
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Old 04-06-2019, 09:03 AM   #26
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I had it about 10 years ago, dr said it was the worse case he had ever seen. It was on the back of my neck and wrapped around to my face. Got in my ear and effected my equilibrium so my wife had to help me crawl to the restroom. It also caused Bell’s palsy, right side of my mouth wouldn’t work. I was off work for 6 weeks!! Still to this day have nerve damage on back of my neck.
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Dang. My younger brother had it as a kid on the back of his neck. Scarred for life.
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Old 04-06-2019, 01:09 PM   #28
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Dang. My younger brother had it as a kid on the back of his neck. Scarred for life.
I had chicken pox at 4, and shingles at 11. Dead center of my chest. Carried little pock marks from it until I was in my 20. Only 2 left you can really see.
I don't remember much pain, just being terrified because it was so hard to breathe.
Thought I was going to suffocate.
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I got the Zostavax vaccine five years ago after my mother and sister both had shingles outbreaks. Two months after receiving the shot I woke up one morning completely deaf in my left ear. Found out hearing loss is a possible side effect of the vaccine and am now part of a class action suit against the manufacturer. Do your research before getting Zostavax-the new vaccine Shingrix is supposedly much safer.
Nah, surely a vaccine couldn't do this .
I feel for you brother. Tens of thousands of others just like you unfortunately.
I hope you come out smelling like a rose in your legal battle
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The older vaccine was about 50%, the newer Shingrix is around 90% effective.
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Old 04-06-2019, 01:51 PM   #31
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My shingles are internal. They feel like they are burning my nerves in my shoulders down my sides when they are active.

Since I have chronic respiratory failure I get bronchitis several times a year. The shingles always follow the treatment of the bronchitis.

I have been turned down for shingrex due to age.
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Never had it, but I've heard that it really hurts!
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https://www.livescience.com/45804-ch...-shingles.html

For what it's worth?
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:13 PM   #34
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Get the vaccine. I have shingles now. On top of my head and around right eye. Week 1, hopefully to will be gone sooner then later!
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Yeah, something that never crossed my mind until the blisters started? I recently quit smoking and cut back on my Bourbon intake..told my Doc this morning my system is out of whack without the daily poison?
Kinda ...was told stress can bring it on.

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Shingles are no joke.
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Just seeing this. When I was little and had chicken pox, I had blood blisters like that on my palms and our family doc had no explantion for it. Scared my parents to death but it ran it's course and went away. Never seen that again til this thread.
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Old 04-06-2019, 09:46 PM   #39
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I had 3 cases of chicken pox between 30 and 40 years of age.
I have been vacinated with both types of vaccine.
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My brother had it on his legs. I thought he was blowing the pain out of proportion until I saw him in person and I could see pain on his face.
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Just seeing this. When I was little and had chicken pox, I had blood blisters like that on my palms and our family doc had no explantion for it. Scared my parents to death but it ran it's course and went away. Never seen that again til this thread.
Last night was the 1st to get some sleep more than 30+- minutes having to get up.

This morning the blisters are almost all scaled over, turned black now. This has been the "damedest" crazy thing I've ever had. On the downside now I hope!!
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Old 04-07-2019, 03:30 PM   #42
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Try having shingles on your **** like I am getting over right now. Thatís right, on my junk! Talk about a bad few weeks. Obviously, the doctor thought it was the STD version, but it made no sense. Wouldnít you know it, the shingles test came back positive! Iím only 31. Iím just praying there is no permanent feeling loss associated with it.


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Old 04-07-2019, 04:22 PM   #44
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I had them back in the middle 70ís before they had any remedies.
Had them solid on my left side from middle of my stomach to middle of my back and from my neck to my waist.
Thought I was going to die, literally.
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Old 04-07-2019, 04:48 PM   #45
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My then 32 y/o son got them.........bad stuff.
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I have suffered through shingles twice in my life.. Once at 25 years old and once again, last year, at 52 years old.. THEY SUCK....
I debated getting the vaccination and have declined after reading the negative side affects and success ratios..... Ill take my chances..
Good luck . It will get better eventually....
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Old 04-07-2019, 07:59 PM   #47
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did you have the vaccine for chicken pox? im about the last generation to not have the vaccine when kids still got chickenpox regularly and im early 30s

if no to both then you would have to have chicken pox first is my understanding. if youve had the vaccine then yeah you can still get shingles later.

if youve never had either then someone with shingles can actually give you chicken pox as its the same varicella virus (shingles is just what can come back to bite you later after having the vaccine or chickenpox)
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Healthy living trumps vaccinating for shingles (and a lot of other vaccines for that matter).
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:19 PM   #49
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I just got the shinglx or whatever it's called. Doctor recommended it. My Dad had them and I remember how bad they hurt him so I got the vaccination.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:22 PM   #50
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Healthy living trumps vaccinating for shingles (and a lot of other vaccines for that matter).
Has NOTHING TO DO with healthy living per Shingles man? With non healthy habits, sure, but really, really??
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