View Full Version : Shingles question
03-11-2008, 11:51 PM
Just wondering if any one else gets recurrent shingles infections?
Also I read about a Shingles vaccine??? Any info greatly appreciated. Tahnks!!!
03-12-2008, 08:42 AM
Hi Motors....I bumped up an old thread for you that has info about shingles.
I don't know about recurring cases but I'd surely get the vaccination. My husband still has recurring pain from his bout with it several years ago. :hug:
03-13-2008, 12:57 AM
Yes, you can get recurrent shingles. I am put on antiviral medication (famciclovir) at the first sign of shingles recurring. I had a very serious and rare complication of shingles called post herpetic transverse myelitis that destroyed and invaded the grey matter of the spinal cord 8 years ago that left me with permanent right sided damage. Not fun:(!
The shingles episode is also believed to have triggered underlying MS that was believed to have been in a remission state with me for at least 20 or more years. Bummer all around!!
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