How About a SHINGLES Shot, then?

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    You won't appreciate what a shingles shot can do for you until you have the misfortune of contracting this painful condition, or a loved one gets it. They offer these shots at super markets, right along with flu shots. I have had both. My wife contracted shingles two years ago, and I don't EVER want to have to deal with that.

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    I have a friend who got shingles. It started out as an earache and they gave him a steroid drop. The next day the shingles exploded! It enveloped his ear, and half of his face and mouth. Shingles is a virus that attacks the nerves. Once all was over and done....

    Half of his face was paralyzed and he lost the ability to taste food. :eek:

    Now my neighbor has it. :eek:

    This is not something EVER want to contract.

     
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    It hit my wife's ear, neck and shoulder area. Mainly the side of her neck and her ear. This was two years ago. She still has symptoms, but not as bad as it was for eight months or so - during the first eight months, I though she was going to go crazy with the pain.
     
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    Nerve pain.... not very pleasant at all. I am sorry she suffered so much. Hopefully you have gotten your vaccine.
     
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    when i got shingles......my doctor ask why i waited so long to come in.....i told him i thought it was cancer and would kill me pretty quickly.....it felt like something was inside trying to eat its way out
     
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    It's a herpes virus..once you get it you have it for life.

    My niece has it.
     
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    Its your childhood chicken pox come back in an adult form. But yes...a herpes virus.



     
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    it's chicken pox. with a vengeance.

    but wait, if you get a shingles vaccine, don't children get autism because of the government conspiracy?
     
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    I fell off a mountain bike five years ago and broke my femur in two places. Rare for the bone to brake like that. Pain was off the charts. Well, I developed a case of shingles last year on the right side of my body. Awful. I'd welcome a broken bone or ten over that pain. Still dealing with a level of pain that is thankfully managed.
     
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    This lady at my work has shingles on her face right now. I feel terrible for her, for one she looks like she did a face plant while riding down a mountain on a bike. I think it is very important for the elderly to get the vaccine.
     

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