Shingles Info for Shimz
I did some digging in my journals about shingles since i know very little about this disease and i know Shimz is at her ''wit ends'' with this so here's what i uncovered. Shingles is part of the Herpes Virus family (hsv1,hsv2,varicella-zoster).Its the this last one Varicella-Zoster that causes Shingles which is very common in most people. Also Hiv positive people are 9 times more likely to get this disease (not saying you are positive...). Once these Shingle's outbreaks occure in certain people then its likely you'll have this on and off the rest of your life and medical science does not know why yet.
There are some natural treatments that may help shimz so i'll tell you these and you can talk to your DR about these if you wish and take what ever action you feel. High Vitamin-C is reportedly good do to it raises Interferon levels in the body which is a powerful Virus fighter(3,000 to 4,000 mg a day). Also Zinc (30mg) and Selenium (200mcg) are Virus fighters. Also L-Lysine (amino acid) is very good for deactivating the Herpes Virus by interfering with its reproduction 1,000 to 3,000 mg's a day (take on an empty stomach). And lastly Tagamet (over the counter) 800 mg's at bedtime helps by reving up the T-cells that go after this virus...so i hope these help give you some weapons to put this disease in remission. Best Wishes .....
To surpass the 120 yr Life Span !!!!