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Old 02-08-2013, 03:52 AM   #3
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Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Perth Western Australia
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Re: Shingles or Trapped Nerve

Hi...How are you. I had shingles about 4 years ago. Mine started with what looked like mosquito bites on my wrist. It was very itchy. Eventually I started getting more and my arm started getting pain going through it. I went to the doctors, he said shingles. Unfortunately because it had been more than 3 days by the time I was diagnosed, they were unable to help me. I was on a huge dose of pain killers for a week to try and keep it under control. I ended up with blisters on my shoulder and down to my palm. Shingles usually go down a nerve in a straight line. Very painful and takes weeks to subside. Also very contagious until sores dry up. I hope your doctor was able to help you. Take care