Shingles, Oh boy!

JD8

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Whoa boy.... I've been done told right here that vaccines don't work! That they are useless if they don't prevent infection!!!

Seriously though, to the OP..... Try goodrx and ask around..... surely you can beat $300


Sorry.... I know it's painful.
 

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we have the shingles vaccine at our pharmacy. $225 per shot if you don't have insurance and you do need 2
Does basic medicare pay for it? I was in the process of retiring and switching to Humana Medicare in those years I mentioned. Now also after I have gotten it, do I still need the shots? I forgot to ask the doc.
 

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Eek! I hope this goes well for you. I don't have any personal experience with shingles, but for people I know have had it, it wasn't a 6-7 day deal. Maybe yours will work out quickly.
The 6 to 7 day was just to kill the virus with the horsepills, not get over the pain and go back to work. That may be 1 to 6 weeks. I feel like Sonny Liston and Leon Spinks used me as a punching bag.
 

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I have been told for years that i have shingles but they are internal with no rash just the painful burning and the doc for years have gave me a styroid pills to take for 7 days taking so many 1 st day and less each day after usually after the first day the pain has went done enough i can tolerate it and usually back to work, these have been reaccuring for nearly 30 years but has gotten less frequent as the years go by now about every 2 years they flair up, also been told that the external ones are a one time only so not sure on that.
 

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I had it a couple of years ago but it never presented with a rash. Left side, about half of my rib cage and back of my left side shoulder blade. Felt like I had carpet burn, and sand burrs stuck in my shirt. Can't imagine what it would be like with a fully, blistering rash. Took about 2 weeks to go away after my last dose of zovirax.
 

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Look at Monolaurin & Lysine. Some people also take BHT but it is more controversial. I've never had shingles but my wife has...I'd probabyl take the BHT for a short time if I had it.
 

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