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Old 08-29-2010, 09:23 AM   #4
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Re: Is there such a thing as a mild flu?

Hopefully all will be ok then but the skin sensitivity doesn't seem to fit with the mattress problem. If it does turn out to be shingles it makes sense that the aleve helps since it's an anti-inflammatory and the pain from shingles is from inflamed nerves. I would hold onto that Valtrex though! For me it was 2 weeks from the start of my symptoms to the first sign of rash (not really the norm I don't think) and even then I waited too long since mine was on the back of my scalp and so I couldn't see it to know what it looked like back there and by the time I went it was also severely infected and I suffered a loooong time with it. Good luck to you! I hope it's not shingles!