Originally Posted by aras
It's 4 am and I am up because of pain. This is bad stuff. I thought I was getting better yesterday but now I don't think so. I am on an antiviral, fifty pills to take, five a day. Thank goodness my husband is stepping in for me. Checking on mom. Just one more life lesson, and that is, you are never in control. Life is what happens while you are making plans.
Thanks for the comforting words.
I am sorry you have so much pain...
I had some shingle in 2003 around my arms and it went to part of my chest at left. At first I thought it was rash and scrached some. Then I saw blisters and felt pain. I went to the walk-in as well as ER a few days later, and they gave me pain killer and the antiviral drugs. I got over it in a few weeks. Left some scars... Must be stress at that time - but my FIL was not that sick and he was not a widower yet in 2003... I was starting taking some classes so maybe that was the stress.
It seems you have more pain because it is around the neck. Unless this is some reaction to the drugs you take, I think you will get over it in a couple of days. But it is painful! I won't get shingle again since I got it once.
I am glad your husband can help out. Hang in there.