Posted by Jeanne (Fraser, Mi, Usa) on 11/19/2011
What I thought was a pulled muscle in my mid back, turned out to be Shingles... And the pain was unreal. I only had a few blisters, and did end up on antiviruls. Now, a month later.. Some days are ok, some aren't.. But now I have this redness, and itching, around my middle, between my bra line and waist. I thought that it was from all the fruit that I have been eating.. Or all the vit C and supplements.. But I now remember that I have had this off and on for a long time (around my middle)... Again I just thought that it was a reaction from eating too much fruit. In my subject line, you see I think this has been years, and I will explain.
Years ago I woke up with a fever and sore throat, went immedialty to Dr. as I am prone to throat infections, he gave me a shot, and meds. Within a couple of days, my mouth was burning, and my joints where so sore I could hardly move, even my jaw muscles.. Could hardly eat. Went thru all the tests, and just about everything came back ok.. My Dr. said it was an arthritic episode of some sort. Well, my knee to this day still hurts, (muscle).. At that same time, I was under a lot of stress, and right before this (episode) I was getting this sharp stabbing pain above by shoulder by my neck, it was a burning pain.. Not unbearable, just hurt all the time.. Went to chiropractor, told that it was prob. Fibromyalgia.. , rubs, massage, nothing seemed to take this away. I still, to this day have that same pain, but have noticed that I had a very slight rash, with a few raised pimple-like spots... but again just figured that it was the topicals I was using for the pain..
I really think that I have been with this shingle thing for yrs... I am 65.. And I really think this all started over 20 yrs ago. I have had odd rashes, muscle pain, joint pains and along with that, this burning, in just little areas here and there.. again for yrs..
Since I have done all this reading, and I mean a lot (this site is awesome).. I truly think it's just been happening off and on until the really big hit.. With the major pain, and actual blisters.. and you all know the rest (pain)..
I'm so afraid of that pain coming back.. I have been doing so many of the remedies that I have read here.. Feel ok.. Just scared.. I guess I have read myself into panic.. Especially googling and reading all the real bad horror stories.. doesn't do me any good, either..LOL...
Thanks for listening...