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Re: Akkkkk.....I've got shingles!

Both dh and I got our shingles shot today, our cost was $30 each.
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Re: Akkkkk.....I've got shingles!

On 12/15/2014 Drythe said:

This is a thread from 2011.

I realized that after I commented I really wonder why ppl drag up old posts

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive what could go right.
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Re: Akkkkk.....I've got shingles!

On 12/15/2014 Drythe said:

This is a thread from 2011.

Yes, I know, and I suppose someone had gone to a lot of trouble finding it.

The same medications used for shingles hasn't gone far off the (ABOVE) *mark* today than from 2011. Personally, I am still hearing more of the prescription for FAMVIR.

Gather more and more new treatment INFO., out of my everyday (surgical/infectious) knowledge department- from other nurses in ER or ICU.

Thanks for the update Drythe ......of a past date, though~ ...also, my mistake, the (spelling) was written quickly:Valtrex. Usually used with predisone.

_Naes

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Re: Akkkkk.....I've got shingles!

..........good grief, sorry again, it's PREDNISONE. I have been told there is a time limit for these posting..., and I usually try not to write a novella. Great for those who love it and have the time, but mine is certainly not any short novel. I try to keep (those short) substance but like I said .............with great thought.............I often lose those long detailed ones.

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Re: Akkkkk.....I've got shingles!

On 12/15/2014 Drythe said:

This is a thread from 2011.

Yes, I know. Someone has gone to a lot of trouble finding this
The treatment is about the same. I have found from other professionals, in the treatment of shingles, Famvir is used the most, along with prednisone...also Valtrex.

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Re: Akkkkk.....I've got shingles!

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Re: Akkkkk.....I've got shingles!

I'm so sorry for those that have or had shingles. It is a horrible disease.

I would have paid for the vaccine if I had to. My insurance (BCBS of IL) paid for it when I was 50. I got the vaccine 5 years ago. It is supposed to be good for 10 years, DH's insurance (Humana) wouldn't pay for it until he was 60.