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

Shingles Message Board


Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-27-2010, 07:31 PM   #1
Jim Heff
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1
Jim Heff HB User
Question Shingles

Hi, I was diagnosed with shingles last March. It started in my scalp and travelled down to my forehead and it got into my right eye.
I have been treated by an eye specialist and have been using drops, currently am using Maxidex drops and it seems to be helping.
Whilst on holidays last July I even tried acupuncture, it helped a bit. At one time my eye pressure was up to 47 which is very high, I was prescibed medication for this and it droped back to normal.
I still have only about 60% vision in my right eye and my forehead is still irritating, like someone moving a feather over my skin.
Any help from anyone! who has had a similar dose of shingles and how long does it last.
Jim Heff.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 02-27-2010, 07:51 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Calif, USA
Posts: 1,533
Mel52 HB UserMel52 HB UserMel52 HB UserMel52 HB UserMel52 HB UserMel52 HB UserMel52 HB UserMel52 HB UserMel52 HB User
Re: Shingles

a friend of mine had shingles in her forehead and right above her eye. She has been suffering for almost two years now. Her dermatologist injected botox into her forehead. She said it was the first relief from a headache she has had.

Old 03-02-2010, 04:58 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Athens, GA, USA
Posts: 47
Lotsadogs HB User
Re: Shingles

Several years ago my aunt had shingles on her head, forehead and nose. At that time the doctor told us that if the shingles got into the eye she would lose all vision in that eye. You are fortunate that today there are medicines to help prevent the loss of vision. I also had shingles many years ago on my neck and chest area. To this day this area is still sensitive to touch. It doesn't hurt -- just much more sensitive. Best wishes to your in your recovery.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Can RSD cause shingles?? amb97 Shingles 2 03-15-2008 12:37 PM
Hypothyroidism and shingles kwclyde Shingles 5 01-21-2008 08:00 AM
Shingles and thyroid nodules/disease Oleander53 Shingles 10 05-30-2007 07:05 AM
shingles on tongue bumble123 Shingles 3 04-26-2007 08:24 PM
Husband has RA I have shingles judymack Shingles 2 11-05-2006 08:31 PM
Shingles Pain? GMUSW13 Shingles 13 07-18-2006 08:54 AM
Pregnant Women Around Shingles? jill30 Shingles 3 01-07-2006 01:48 PM
is it herpes or shingles????????? texasgal123170 Shingles 7 08-14-2005 03:32 PM
Shingles at 19??? andyc1986 Shingles 8 08-11-2005 05:24 AM
Shingles... fishie Shingles 5 04-12-2005 08:19 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 03:18 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!