20 weeks and just found out I have Shingles
I am 20 weeks pregnant with my second child and just found out that I have Shingles. I wasn't really sure what it was, so for those of you who don't know, it's basically like chicken pox but in adults. Apparently after you have had the chicken pox the virus lays dormant in your body for the rest of your life. The virus can resurface years later and that is when you end up with Shingles. Apparently it's not overly common in younger people but it does happen. I was given a prescription for Valtrex to take for 7 days, three times a day. Has anyone taken Valtrex while pregnant, or even when not? If so, what if any side effects were there? I "THINK" this is the same medicine prescribed for herpes infections as chicken pox and shingles are a form of the herpes virus.
~Ella Ann, July 2, 2007~
~Madilyn Mya, September 21, 2008~