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Lyme Disease? Kidney Stones? Shingles?

Friday, June 21, 2013

This past week, more like 8-9 days, I've had some aches on my left side. First I thought kidney stones as I was in town most of two days back to back last weekend thur/fri and I knew I was dehydrated and not eating as well. Then yesterday, it was bugging in front lower abdomen, and we wondered if it was spleen issues, possibly from Lyme Diseaee (we pull off 5-10 Lone Star ticks off our dog every day!). I had noticed a red bite looking thing on my lower left abdomen, not far from where it hurts...

Called my doctor and she is out today, her usual backup is booked solid and so the third doctor saw me and after listening to me and a short exam, she pronounce that I have Shingles!

Not entirely surprised, in retrospect, but it hasn't occurred to me. I guess I thought I had to be muuuuuuch older. I had chicken pox as a kid, and have the scars to prove that I did maul myself.

Got stuff from health food store to deal with it on the nutritional end of things and will rest a bit before heading off to the local dispensorary (sp?) for pharmaceuticals...

Let the summer begin!!

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    Owie, hurry and get well so glad you went to the doctors!!! emoticon
    1700 days ago
    Oh my. Dh had shingles a couple years ago and then our 4 youngest all got chicken pox from it. Hope yours is over soon.
    1702 days ago
  • 123456789100
    Oh wow, I'm so sorry! I need to get a vaccine for that before mine happen. I also had chicken pox as a child.

    I hope you feel better soon.
    1705 days ago
    Ouch! Take good care. emoticon
    1705 days ago
    1706 days ago
    Oh my!! I am SO sorry, my friend. emoticon Shingles are so painful and miserable. I hope your doctor has been able to give you some relief. I also hope you will find the time to rest and heal. emoticon
    Love, Chelsea emoticon
    1707 days ago
    They do hurt!!! emoticon I'm so sorry! I got it a few years ago. What's crazy is I always thought I never had chicken pox.
    1708 days ago
  • JESSIKA_56
    Oh no! Sorry to hear. I hope you get well soon!
    1708 days ago
    Ugh, shingles - miserable! Feel better soon!
    1708 days ago
    So sorry to hear it, all my best always.
    1708 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Hope that You are on the road to recovery. Get plenty of rest and sleep. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Super Nice Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1708 days ago
    My partner also had the shingles from front to back. She described it as itchy and a burning sensation. I hope you get relief soon. emoticon
    1708 days ago
    When we were in our 20s, my DH got shingles on his left side of abdomen (all around from front to back.) He was in so much pain, that he had to sleep on the couch with a sheet propped so it would not touch him AT ALL. Oh my, I remember I felt so bad for him.

    That shoots the theory that a person must be "old" to get shingles. Interesting to note, the few scars that he had from the shingles episode?? During the times each of our kids had chicken pox, DH felt a certain itchiness on the scars.

    Another time, my sister was treating what she thought was a bug bite on her eyelid/eyebrow area. It was just one spot, but hurt. THAT turned out to be shingles.

    Hope you're feeling better soon! Hang in there! emoticon
    1708 days ago
    Aveeno products, made with oatmeal, help with the irritation of shingles. So sorry you are pestered with that! HUGS and hope it's a quick recuperation for you, my dear.
    1708 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    Oh, I hope you're feeling better soon,
    1708 days ago
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