I really need some support, please help me - Part 176

By marathonmel7 · Jan 14, 2015 · ·
  1. Re: I really need some support, please help me (Heroin)

    So, as if shit could not get any worse. I now have the shingles. I'd upload a picture but I don't know how. It's on my left back/side. It hurts really bad. I don't know what to do. I hate doctors and I've read up on this virus. I guess I'm going to have to take a trip to the VA. Fuck my life.

    Any advice is appreciated. i know it's from stress and a poor immune system. I had strep for christmas and the flu for new years and now this.

Comments

  1. Mr Bumble
    Re: I really need some support, please help me (Heroin)

    Oh mel that sucks big time. I don't no anything about shingles so can't offer any advice but sending you some Bumble love xx
  2. Beenthere2Hippie
  3. marathonmel7
    Re: I really need some support, please help me (Heroin)

    Yeah I don't eat and I don't fucking sleep. It's a big nightmare. I'm a walking vampire.
  4. Beenthere2Hippie
    Re: I really need some support, please help me (Heroin)

    Yeah, a vampire with lots of friends and supporters. ;) Just take care of yourself so you'll be around to make us laugh, think and search out your page again and again, dear Mel.
  5. Jungledog
    Re: I really need some support, please help me (Heroin)

    Mel,

    Shingles is caused by the chicken pox virus that gets reactivated by stress. It is unilateral, extremely painful, and looks blister like. If antivirals are started within 48 hours of the rash, it can reduce the pain. The only other treatment is gabapentin and time. Narcotics don't help. Sorry hon...this one sucks.

    Let us know what happens. Praying for you.
  6. john123470
    Re: I really need some support, please help me (Heroin)

    Hi Mel,

    I had shingles through my right eye a few years back – like a gunshot to the face. Don’t underestimate the pain. I was on co-codamol for a spell and that helped (though it has some Coedine in the mix).

    Gabapentin (as JD said) or Lyrica will help alleviate the nerve pain. Start getting these meds sooner than later
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