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mayam 04-29-2006 04:58 AM

Has anyone had more than one outbreak of shingles? My doctor says it is rare.

bsl10s 04-30-2006 02:57 PM

Re: Shingles
I have a small patch of shingles (about the size of a half dollar) on my right shoulder blade. It has flared up probably about 8-10 times the last 6 years. It seems to happen when my immune system is low or I'm under stress. I just recently finished taking prednisone and 2 days later it showed up again. I too have heard that it's rare to have shingles come back so often. I have wondered why this is happening to me. Please post anything you find out about yours. Thanks!

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