- Aug 15, 2012
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This is the same thing that happens to people with Lymphoma, except it is the Epstein Barr virus that causes mono that can resurge and cause all sorts of symptoms and even chronic disease. All of these viruses (like 9 of them or more) are in the herpes family, and they can cause everything from Shingles, to cognitive decline diseases, to cancer. Once exposed, they live in the body until you die (just like cold sores), and they can reactivate under periods of stress (such as after another illness, etc.), or as your immune system weakens with age, unhealthy lifestyle, etc. Scientists have actually been trying to develop a vax for EBV for a long time since that one is particularly nasty, but they probably developed one for Shingles first for obvious reasons (who the heck wants that, hence lots of market demand & profit).Got it three summers ago, August. Across a band of nerves in my chest, blisters, rash, burning for a week. Dr. prescribed me a big horse pill a day and some pain meds. Taking a shower was interesting, when the water hit the hot spot, felt like needles stabbing me. Caused me to soap up, rinse off and get the hell out, quick. Year or so later, took the Shringrix jab, then six months later a booster. I was 61 years old, about to turn 62 and retired. A little gift from an old chicken pox bout as a kid. Don’t remember it, but it remembered me. No reoccurence so far.
One interesting phenomenon I've noticed is how many people seem to be getting shingles triggered by covid as an opportunistic infection coming out of dormancy, AND those that seem to be getting it after all these other shots that some think can mess with the immune system.