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diagnosed with shingles at 11

I am 26 years old and have had attacks of pain from shingles since i was 11. the attacks usually lasts about two minutes and are dormant for months. Recently, they have become extreme and close together. I got shingles from having chicken pox...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Sometimes shingles will cause persistent pain for months or years, especially after a severe episode. This syndrome is called "post-herpetic neuralgia". Many of the medications that are used to alleviate the pain of peripheral neuropathy... Read more »

Just diagnosed and also have shingles please answer!

I am 22 year old male in the UK and have just had the devastating news that I am HIV+. I... Read more »

Shingles=HIV ? (SHINGLES, 2009)

Hi,i'm 24 and was diagnosed w/ shingles after I developed a small circular rash on my... Read more »
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shingles

Posted by tboy, 3 Replies
last week I was diagnosed with shingles. I didn't get nearly the attention of the doctors or information I needed. Oh sure I recieved a prescription but not much information. I'm taking acyclovir (sp?) It is painful to sleep and my leg looks... Read more »

Oral sex with a young guy who has shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey folks, at 36 & recently out of a gay, eight year monogamous relationship I have reentered the dating scene. I've been sexually active with a 28 year old male in the last several weeks, and he was diagnosed with a case of shingles last week.... Read more »

SHINGLES -- PLEASE RESPOND

Posted by scaredtodeath, 2 Replies
I hope someone will respond and let me know if I really have something to be worried about. I recently have had sex with two people in the past six weeks. With both guys I performed oral sex on them (without ejaculation) and had protected... Read more »

Just Diagnosed

Posted by moondoggy, 3 Replies
I just found out yesterday I am poz. My doctor recommended a test because I was being treated for shingles in the trigeminal area. The shingles are resolving, finally! I had seven tubes of blood drawn today for the T Cell count and other tests. ... Read more »