It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Fibromyalgia Message Board

  • Fibro and now this

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 03-27-2010, 09:50 PM   #1
    Senior Veteran
    Join Date: Jul 2007
    Location: USA
    Posts: 1,201
    BeHappy2 HB UserBeHappy2 HB UserBeHappy2 HB UserBeHappy2 HB User
    Fibro and now this

    CHICKEN POX !!!! I'm getting too old for all of this !!!

    Anyone here get Chicken Pox age 50 or more, having this with Fibromyalgia is undescrible. I have no idea where i came in contact with this. I did not have chicken pox as a child , so chicken pox found me in my much later years.
    I am totally miserable. Anyone here please, doc just diagnosed me and not much i can do. Having Fibromyalgia and throwing the chicken pox in the mix. Doc said no asprin, as asprin can cause a syndrome i don't need.
    Benadryl and Caladryl lotion is what i am taking for the itching.

    Here's another concern i have read upon. Having Chicken pox after age 50 may bring on Shingles at some time. Anyone ideas of this happening ?

    Fibromyalgia has always brought burning pain throughout, now having chicken pox is deep burning under all these flaming red bumps. Getting through these next weeks will be a challenge. Itch, wow do i itch !!

    Anyone with Shingles following Chicken Pox ? Something i do not need as Fibro is much to live with adding another.

    Any response will be helpful.

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 03-27-2010, 11:20 PM   #2
    Senior Member
    Wootton's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2009
    Location: Canada
    Posts: 246
    Wootton HB UserWootton HB UserWootton HB UserWootton HB UserWootton HB User
    Re: Fibro and now this

    I'm so sorry you're suffering with this terrible illness BeHappy, and hope that it doesn't take too long for you to get over it. Please try anything you can to keep the itching under control so that you don't scar from scratching in your sleep. An antihistamine like benadryl is good, so is the Caladryl lotion; when my kids had it, we used Calamine lotion on them, I don't know if they still make it. Maybe some aloe juice would be helpful - both on your body and drinking it.

    Shingles can happen to anyone who has had chicken pox at any time in their life. It is the chicken pox virus in a different form, and it is usually brought on by major stress. I personally know 2 people who have had shingles; one person was in her late 30's the other was my father-in-law, in his early 80's. Both were going through high stress periods in their lives at the time. I think that if you can find ways to manage your stress levels you can lessen the possibility of it occurring.

    I hope this helps somewhat, and I hope you feel better very very soon.

    Old 03-28-2010, 03:12 PM   #3
    Senior Veteran
    BelleoftheSouth's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Connecticut
    Posts: 551
    BelleoftheSouth HB UserBelleoftheSouth HB UserBelleoftheSouth HB UserBelleoftheSouth HB UserBelleoftheSouth HB UserBelleoftheSouth HB UserBelleoftheSouth HB User
    Re: Fibro and now this

    I hope you feel better soon BeHappy.


    Old 03-28-2010, 05:22 PM   #4
    Senior Veteran
    thesweetlife's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2009
    Location: Worcs UK
    Posts: 808
    thesweetlife HB Userthesweetlife HB Userthesweetlife HB Userthesweetlife HB Userthesweetlife HB Userthesweetlife HB Userthesweetlife HB Userthesweetlife HB User
    Re: Fibro and now this

    HI Be Happy - I thought you hadn't been on the boards for a while and was hoping you were OK - so sorry to hear about the chicken pox - over here in the UK calamine lotion (pink stuff) is really soothing and I'd ice yourself as much as you can and if you're able to take them antihistamines work wonders. I don't know much about shingles with the exception of one friend I know and he was going through a really stressful time as Christine described. So I guess putting that positive hat on that you do so well will help
    Love and Light

    Old 03-28-2010, 05:48 PM   #5
    Senior Veteran
    kirstee's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2005
    Location: Montrose, Colorado
    Posts: 1,135
    kirstee HB Userkirstee HB Userkirstee HB Userkirstee HB Userkirstee HB Userkirstee HB Userkirstee HB Userkirstee HB Userkirstee HB Userkirstee HB Userkirstee HB User
    Re: Fibro and now this

    Oh how I feel for you. Try taking 500mg twice daily of L-Lysine on an empty stomach, take with water (no milk). This supplment is important for healing and for fighting the virus that causes shingles. Another good supplment is Vitamin C with bioflavonoids 2,000mg 4 times daily. This supplment aids in fighting the virus and boosting the immune system. Vitmin E in d-alpha-tocopherol form, 400-800 IU daily, opening the capsule to apply the oil directly to the affected areas is healing. Grape seed extract is a powerful anitoxidant that protects skin cells and decreases the number of outbreaks of blisters (take as directed on the label).

    Did your MD talk to you about acyclovir (Zovirax) which is also used for herpes?


    Old 03-28-2010, 09:03 PM   #6
    Senior Veteran
    Glojer's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2005
    Location: St. Louis, Mo. USA
    Posts: 3,686
    Glojer HB UserGlojer HB UserGlojer HB UserGlojer HB UserGlojer HB UserGlojer HB UserGlojer HB UserGlojer HB UserGlojer HB UserGlojer HB UserGlojer HB User
    Re: Fibro and now this

    BeHappy, it seems when my kids had the chicken pox I was told to give them oatmeal baths for the itching. Also used the calamine. They both had a very,very, light case. My hubby had shingles once about 15yrs. ago, he had chicken pox as a child. I guess it was a stressful time for him, we were selling one house, moving to an apt. and then figuring out where we were going from there. All this while our daughter graduated high school and was leaving for college and our son was getting his license and ready to get out from under his big sisters shadow. Me I just gained about 40lbs......giggle!

    Hang in there, I know it isn't easy. Sending you peace and no itch energy.


    Old 03-28-2010, 11:55 PM   #7
    red horse woman
    Junior Member
    red horse woman's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Posts: 23
    red horse woman HB User
    Re: Fibro and now this

    did u know there was a vaccine for shingles? my autie had shingles inside her brain. came very very close to dying. my mom went and got the vaccine it scared her so bad. anyone can get shingles after they had their first exposure to chicken pox. no matter what their age is. my daughter had chicken pox at age 3 and then had a case of shingles along her rib cage (much more common place) at age 15. very painful. get the vaccine.
    God bless

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    What do you take for your fibro? sandy0224 Fibromyalgia 48 09-28-2011 07:57 AM
    anxiety/depression,etc a result of the pain,etc from fibro or Mikeyson3 Fibromyalgia 7 04-24-2010 05:00 PM
    Newly diagnosed with fibro NY 1009 Fibromyalgia 35 01-18-2008 07:49 AM
    Just Fibro or something more? Minerva78 Fibromyalgia 5 09-08-2007 06:49 PM
    Anyone with Fibro and Lupus? Angie10 Fibromyalgia 11 08-23-2007 01:33 PM
    Seriously, how can you tell you have Fibro Yourtroubl Fibromyalgia 1 02-21-2007 10:52 AM
    How is Fibro diagnosed? Casey924 Fibromyalgia 6 10-19-2005 12:43 PM
    Just diagnosed with CFS/Fibro. Need your help Bothrops Fibromyalgia 7 04-05-2005 12:01 PM
    Can Fibro completely disable you? builder Fibromyalgia 5 03-15-2004 08:56 PM
    Dh and I are having our first fibro fight... DecLady Fibromyalgia 7 12-30-2003 08:20 PM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:45 PM.

    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!