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Board: Shingles 05-18-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By SOE
Re: shingles shot

You are so fortunate that you had a mild case. I am on day 114 of nerve pain, with no end in sight. I think I am going to get the vaccine when I am well enough to do so. I have heard that it will...
Board: Shingles 05-05-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By SOE
Re: looking for sympathetic dr for pain meds las vegas

Welcome to the boards. I don't have a doctor referral, but I know what you are going through.

I have been seeing a regular internist for my shingles pain. I am on Gabapentin and Norco. Also, I...
Board: Mononucleosis 05-01-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By SOE
Re: Mono from oral sex ?

Take care and let us know how you are feeling. :)
Board: Mononucleosis 04-30-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By SOE
Re: Mono from oral sex ?

Can you go back to the doctor before June 1st?

I'm sorry, I really don't know. Perhaps someone else will have more suggestions for you?
Board: Mononucleosis 04-29-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By SOE
Re: Mono from oral sex ?

The mono shows in your blood test. It can show as an old virus, or current. When I had mono, my doctor said I had already had it before and I was having a current attack. I never knew when I had...
Board: Mononucleosis 04-29-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By SOE
Re: Mono from oral sex ?

I wonder if the acne might actually be shingles? Did your doctor consider that?
Board: Mononucleosis 04-29-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By SOE
Re: Mono from oral sex ?

I don't think it could hurt for your doctor to run a mono test. Why wouldn't just cover all his bases? I don't know what else it could be. Maybe you need to try another doctor with fresh eyes?
Board: Mononucleosis 04-28-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By SOE
Re: Mono from oral sex ?

Hello, welcome to the boards. :wave:

I didn't have most of those symptoms when I had mono. When the doctor checked you for the other stuff, did he/she run the mono test? There is a blood test...
Board: Shingles 04-26-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By SOE
Re: Shingles on the forehead?

Hi Jersey Mom,

It sounds like shingles, but it's best to be looked at. It's not good to let shingles go for so long, which I learned the hard way. Go see another doctor -- or Urgent Care ASAP.
...
Board: Shingles 04-24-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By SOE
Re: From Bug Bite to Poison Ivy to Head Lice to SHINGLES!

Hi Caitlex! :wave:

Welcome to the boards -- although I wish you found them under better circumstances! I am so sorry for all you are going through. I'm glad you at least know what you have now...
Board: Shingles 04-22-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By SOE
Re: Shingles question

The ER doctor told me they are seeing people of all ages now -- even kids.

:(
Board: Mononucleosis 04-19-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By SOE
Re: Please help

Just checking in. How are you?
Board: Mononucleosis 04-19-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By SOE
Re: mono from your child

How are you and your son doing?
Board: Mononucleosis 04-19-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By SOE
Re: Can someone answer

How did your test come out?
Board: Celiac Disease 04-17-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By SOE
Re: Should I be tested

That's great. Let us know how the test turns out. I hope your sinuses clear up. :):):)
Board: Shingles 04-17-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By SOE
Re: How Long Does Shingles Last?

Did you see my message on your other post? His doctor should probably be giving him gabapentin which is for nerve damage. There's no reason for him to be in that much pain.
Board: Shingles 04-16-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By SOE
Re: Long term shingles

I'm so sorry to hear that he's still struggling. I'm going on day 83 and I know how awful it is. I am currently on Gabapentin 200mg in the AM, and at lunch, and 600mg at bedtime. And I have...
Board: Shingles 04-16-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By SOE
Re: Long term shingles

I'm so sorry to hear that he's still struggling. I'm going on day 83 and I know how awful it is. I am currently on Gabapentin 200mg in the AM, and at lunch, and 600mg at bedtime. And I have...
Board: Shingles 04-16-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By SOE
Re: How Long Does Shingles Last?

Hi Caroleen! :wave:

Welcome to the boards. I hope your husband is over it by now. That's so awful! Tomorrow will be day 83 for me. Ugh.
Board: Celiac Disease 04-16-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By SOE
Re: Should I be tested

Hi Frankie, welcome to the boards! :wave:

You do have a lot of similar symptoms. Although there are many different symptoms for Celiac, and not everyone has the same ones.

I don't think it...
Board: Shingles 04-16-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By SOE
Re: Shingles - How soon hair color

I'm glad to hear you are doing better. How much neurontin are you taking?
Board: Shingles 04-15-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By SOE
Re: Shingles - How soon hair color

Monotobe, how are you doing?
Board: Shingles 04-15-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By SOE
Re: Shingles question

Hey Pirate, how are you doing?
Board: Shingles 04-15-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By SOE
Re: Mild outbreak/no pain

:wave: Hi Robinren, welcome to the Boards.

I have not had that experience, but perhaps someone else has and they will respond. Give it a little time.

I hope you heal quickly! Let me know...
Board: Shingles 04-14-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By SOE
Re: Help!

Hi Cole,

I'm sorry you are struggling so much. You should ask your doctor why it is still spreading. Also ask him for pain medication. There is no reason to suffer so much!!

When I went to...
Board: Shingles 04-04-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By SOE
Re: Shingles question

Muddy, are you taking Gabapentin? Can I ask how much? I am taking 200mg in the AM, 200mg at lunch, and 600mg at night. As a treat at night, I also get to take a Norco.
Board: Shingles 04-04-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By SOE
Re: Shingles question

Hi Mike,

Welcome to the boards! I'm sorry I didn't see this post right away. You need to go to a doctor and get the antiviral medication ASAP.

The shingles virus follows a nerve line. It...
Board: Shingles 04-04-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By SOE
Re: Shingles - How soon hair color

Are the shingles on your scalp? I would wait until the sores have completely healed (dried up -- scabs gone) before coloring.

Welcome to the boards! Let us know if you have any more questions...
Board: Celiac Disease 04-04-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By SOE
Re: Confusing Test Results

I had to work the whole time so when I had to continue eating gluten until my testing, I only ate it at dinner so that I could sleep through a lot of the bad effects. It helped.
Board: Celiac Disease 04-01-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By SOE
Re: Confusing Test Results

I was told that 3 years ago that you need to go back on a gluten diet for at least 4 to 6 weeks before you are tested. 3 days is definitely not enough.

I don't know enough about reading the lab...
Board: Celiac Disease 03-31-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By SOE
Re: waiting on biopsies

Let us know how the test comes out. Take care.
Board: Celiac Disease 03-30-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By SOE
Re: waiting on biopsies

Even if the biopsy doesn't show anything, it doesn't mean anything (unfortunately). The intestines are very long and the biopsy depends on the doctor collecting a sample that shows damage. It is...
Board: Celiac Disease 03-24-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By SOE
Re: Bloated, nauseated and confused.

Hi,

I am hoping someone chimes in with more information, but I wanted to point out that Celiac Disease has hundreds of possible symptoms, so you can't base any kind of diagnosis with only...
Board: Celiac Disease 03-24-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By SOE
Re: Celiac? Biopsy and Transglutaminase IGG positive but no IGA

You should probably see a specialist then. And don't forget that if you are not eating gluten, you cannot be tested for Celiac (blood tests). You need to be eating it in order for the tests to be...
Board: Celiac Disease 03-24-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By SOE
Re: Celiac? Biopsy and Transglutaminase IGG positive but no IGA

Welcome to the boards.

I think your doctor is wrong. Blood tests do not always show it -- just like biopsies don't always catch the damaged villi. One or the other should be good enough for...
Board: Mononucleosis 03-24-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By SOE
Re: Can someone answer

It's not rare. I got it after 50 and I know several other people in their 40s and 50s that have gotten it. Some more than once. It's so important to just rest and let your body heal. Don't try to...
Board: Mononucleosis 03-10-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By SOE
Re: mono from your child

You could have gotten mono from your son. It is transferred through saliva. So sharing drinks or food or utensils is a big no-no. Everybody is different. I have a weak immune system. It took me...
Board: Mononucleosis 03-06-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By SOE
Re: Please help

The best thing to do is to go have all the bloodwork and ask your doctor to explain the results to you. Tell your doctor what your worries are and ask him/her to help you figure it out so you can...
Board: Mononucleosis 03-03-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By SOE
Re: Please help

No, but I'm not an expert. Maybe someone else will chime in.
Board: Mononucleosis 03-03-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By SOE
Re: Please help

I don't know whether the blood tests would come back wrong for mono. Anything is possible. But it couldn't hurt to get a second opinion and a new blood test.

Let us know what happens.
Board: Mononucleosis 03-03-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By SOE
Re: Please help

I don't know whether the blood tests would come back wrong for mono. Anything is possible. But it couldn't hurt to get a second opinion and a new blood test.

Let us know what happens.
Board: Depression 02-27-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By SOE
Re: Help Please!!

Sorry you have not received a response yet. I'm not familiar with Lexapro, but I know that several other ADs can take 4 weeks or so before feeling the full effects.
Board: Celiac Disease 02-27-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By SOE
Re: Is this celiacs neuropathy, celiacs or gluten sensitivity?

Yes I know. I unfortunately have Celiac Disease and many vitamin deficiencies. Perhaps you need to point out to her that vitamin deficiencies are related to Celiac.
Board: Shingles 02-27-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,337
Posted By SOE
Re: First shingles outbreak - genitals!

I'm glad you are feeling better. I am on day 29 of shingles and still in great pain. How much Valacyclovir are you taking? They only gave it to me for 7 days in the very beginning. Wondering if I...
Board: Shingles 02-27-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By SOE
Re: How Long Does Shingles Last?

I do have a weak immune system. I have asthma, rosacea, and I got mono and Celiac Disease 3 years ago. My doctor says I have PHN. My worst pain is in my kidney and back. It is just constant pain....
Board: Shingles 02-26-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By SOE
Re: How Long Does Shingles Last?

There was fluid in many of my blisters -- they sort of looked like pimples with puss (sorry for the gross image), but very sold across my midsection. But they didn't seem to open. I did take an...
Board: Celiac Disease 02-26-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By SOE
Re: Is this celiacs neuropathy, celiacs or gluten sensitivity?

Interesting since vitamin deficiencies are connected to Celiac. I'm glad you are seeing a specialist.

I had a car accident over the summer and I went to an orthopedic doctor for the pain in my...
Board: Shingles 02-26-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By SOE
Re: Possible shingles

Wow, that must be discouraging for you. Do you have the option of seeing another doctor?

I've been dealing with shingles pain now for 28 days. Not fun.

I'm not sure from your post. Is your...
Board: Celiac Disease 02-26-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By SOE
Re: Help Me Understand My Results

Sorry you did not get a response. Also sorry I cannot help you interpret your results. Did your doctor explain them to you?

How are you feeling?
Board: Celiac Disease 02-26-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By SOE
Re: Newly Diagnosed with Celiac Disease- Need Info.

I got Celiac a few years ago and my symptoms were fatique and muscle weakness. There are hundreds of symptoms for Celiac -- not all are stomach related.

How are you feeling these days?
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