Is it possible for a young person to get shingles due to extreme stress and be otherwise healthy? I keep reading that it can be a sign of underlying illness in a young person. I am in my late 30s and had a mild case of shingles after going through a stressful time. I recovered quickly but now I'm worrying that something else might be going on.
I am a 41 year old woman with diabetes. In the past 2 years I have nearly come to a complete stop. I have been to my doctor numerous times for left sided pain, muscle pain, nausea, and swelling... each time it's blamed on poor control of diabetes. A Ct scan revealed a small cyst on my left ovary... but other than that it was ok. I have taken the medicine, etc. but continue to feel worse and worse. I'm in such pain now... I can't do anything or go anywhere. I feel like I'm dying... and can't find help. What kind of doctor could or should I go to for a second opinion. Please write back... my children need me.
This question is for anyone that may have an answer for me. My Uncle has had shingles for 3 years now, and that is not come and go, he has had shingles for 3 straight years and it hasn't went away and he stays in constant pain and there is nothing that the Doctors have give him that has done any good at all. They tell him the shingles are inside, and he looks like he is blistered from his side and it goes around his back. Would anyone have a suggestion of something that he might try over the counter or maybe a home remedy of some sort. He is at his last wits with this and when I seen this post I thought maybe someone could suggest something! Thanks
coyote bound-------your uncle's dr. can prescribe one of the anti-viral drugs for him. i prefer valtrex as it's the easiest on the stomach but there are a couple of them. no one should have to suffer like that. shingles are so painful.
fatigued40------what is your A1c? are you on diabetic meds? there has to be a reason your dr. puts it on poor diabetes control. I am a diet controlled diabetic. give me a little more info as i also have a mix of many health ailments maybe i can shed some light on this for you if i know a little more about your diabetes control and all of your symptoms.