Shingles Again?

@Maria24 (2162)
United States
January 25, 2018 3:53pm CST
This is the third time I get shingles. I'm a 24 year old and I can't believe it's happening to me. It's very painful and very stressful. Any advice?
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@db20747 (8231)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
25 Jan
You may consider the shingles vaccine.
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@Maria24 (2162)
• United States
25 Jan
Only people who are 60 can have the shingles vaccine.
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@db20747 (8231)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
25 Jan
@Maria24 really? I would get a second opinion.
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@Maria24 (2162)
• United States
26 Jan
@db20747 yes that's what they told me. They just gave me more medication from two pills three times a day to three pills three times a day.
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@MoonMaa (382)
• United States
25 Jan
I thought usually elderly people get shingles. It is said if you haven't had chicken pox then you are more likely to get shingles. I hope you feel better. Have you been around anyone who has had shingles? I heard that it is contagious. Maybe doing a detox might be helpful. I've never heard of someone getting it 3 times before. I hope you feel better soon.
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@Maria24 (2162)
• United States
25 Jan
Yeah I thought the same and I don't even know if I had chicken pox before. My parents always had said that I never had that. I will do a detox thanks so much.
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@shaggin (36924)
• United States
1 Feb
If you have shingles then you had chicken pox in the past! The virus or whatever that causes chicken pox stays dormant in your system and when your immune system is comprised then shingles comes out. If you have chicken pox or shingles you can spread chicken pox to anyone who has never had it like young unvaccinated children. If they've been vaccinated or had chicken pox then you can't infect them.
• Saint Lucia
26 Jan
Girl, I suffered through shingles when I was about 14. Most painful experience ever! Felt like a zipper was stuck in the skin on my back and someone was constantly zipping my skin up and down. Prescription Medication relieved me in hours. My parents didn’t even remember that I had the chicken pox when I was younger. My fear is that it will return (because It can). Sorry you’re going through this pain, hopefully the meds kick in soon and you’re back to normal.
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@Maria24 (2162)
• United States
26 Jan
Wow that might have been more painful. Glad you are okay now. My parents don't know if I had it also the chicken pox.
@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
25 Jan
I am so sorry you are suffering with shingles, again. My mother had shingles, but I never have had shingles. I hope someone here can give you some helpful advice.
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@Maria24 (2162)
• United States
26 Jan
Thank you so much.
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• Mauritius
25 Jan
If it makes u feel better i have been single until 31. Relax and wait for the right time.
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@MoonMaa (382)
• United States
25 Jan
She is not talking about being single. She is talking about shingles. Shingles is a condition where your skin breaks out into painful blisters.
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• Mauritius
25 Jan
@MoonMaa whoops i am sorry i am weak English so sorry.
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@Maria24 (2162)
• United States
25 Jan
I'm sorry lol I think you misunderstood. I have shingles.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jan
My husband and I have both been inoculated against shingles. I don't know if that is an option for you but you might like to find out more about it.
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@Maria24 (2162)
• United States
26 Jan
Oh, they told me that people around 60 gets the vaccine. Is that right?
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Jan
@Maria24 I don't know if there is any particular age that you can have it. You would need to ask.
@sallypup (27149)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Jan
You're so young! I wish you well. I once took care of an elderly lady who had shingles. She was just miserable.
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@Maria24 (2162)
• United States
26 Jan
Yeah at first I thought it was a common rash but I did my research I came up with shingles. Poor lady hope she is doing well.
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@shaggin (36924)
• United States
1 Feb
Wow you are young to have had it 3 times! Have they figured out what is wrong that is causing it? My late husband got it when he was around 22. Usually only people with comprised immune systems get it like the elderly. They have a shot you can get after 60. Maybe you can get it early since you keep getting it!
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@Maria24 (2162)
• United States
1 Feb
No they said I can't get it
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@shaggin (36924)
• United States
1 Feb
That really stinks but there must be an important reason they are not letting you get it. Maybe it causes fertility issues or something.
• United States
27 Jan
You are young for the vaccine, i think you need to be 60 for it, but at CVC the pharmacist will give it but it will cost $250 at least her. If you are under 60 the ins. won't cover it. My mom had it and it was very painful.. try and see a doctor if you haven't already.
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@Maria24 (2162)
• United States
27 Jan
Is not that expensive but the doc. Told me that is best to take the pills.
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• United States
27 Jan
@Maria24 are the pills working
@mohit459 (11909)
• Haldwani, India
25 Jan
Must go to doctor immediately
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@Maria24 (2162)
• United States
26 Jan
Yeah thanks
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@mohit459 (11909)
• Haldwani, India
26 Jan
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
26 Jan
So sorry that you are having the shingles for the 3rd time. I had it before and it went into my eye. Extremely painful. Hope that your meds help you.
@Maria24 (2162)
• United States
27 Jan
OMG im really scared of that they say sometimes people can loose sight. That's why I don't scratch it or touch it.