Originally Posted by Beefsteak
I had shingles about 12 months ago (a massive attack - so bad the Dr went and got other Drs and a student to show them - he also got his camera out and photographed me front and back!).
This was probably because my immune system was degraded after chemo. and radio therapy.
First of all, that was quite a response! I did not know that you had been through so much! I had no idea that you had been diagnosed, and then treated for, and then survived esophageal cancer back in 2009! You are now into your fourth year of survival. Is it totally in remission?
Then, I think about your awful bout with Shingles. Just when you think that things are going OK, you are hit with a nasty case of Shingles. How long did you have it before you figured out that it was Shingles?
Anyway on a pain scale of 1 to 10 my present "residual" pain is about 1 or so. Like you, most of the time I can forget it, but it is sore to touch and sometimes I get twinges when sitting or if I move.
Sorry to hear that you are still having some problems, but, at least, it has gotten better and is not as painful. I had a relatively mild case of Shingles, but I would never want to go thru it again!
What I am talking about is trying to clear it up altogether. I gave up on those, although I felt acupuncture - in the right hands - might have worked.
I have been a big believer in acupuncture, since around 1972, when my wife's 24 hour severe headaches were cured permanently
by acupuncture after several years of constant pain.
I've got my own KWD-808-I acupuncture machine, which I purchased a long time ago for about $100. Instead of needles, I use stick-on electro-patches that give a nice, stimulating, deep massage. If anything, the massage is worth the price!
I've tried it for many things, including my Shingles. It's supposed to work wonders on nerve and pain problems. I've had some success with it. Is it something you might consider for your Shingles? I've tried it out on things like sinus problems, and autoimmune problems, and pain problems, etc.
If you would care to read more about my experiences with acupuncture, please read my thread, posted Feb 2009, in the alternative-medicine Topic, titled:
Cured my own left neck, shoulder, back pain with Acupuncture electronic stimulation
at the link:
Anyhow, good to hear from you and keep that Coreg going!!. |
Thanks, Beefy! I sure will keep the Coreg going! I curse Coreg every morning. It fatigues me and weakens me every morning for several hours, but it has significantly improved my health. Tis wonderful stuff!
Keep up the good fight!