1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

I have shingles :(

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by lswhitecivic, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. lswhitecivic

    lswhitecivic Senior Member

    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Location:
    DFW, TX
    I went to the doctor today cause I've had this rash that won't go away and my whole arm is sore, and found out I have shingles.

    Luckily I got it on my arm and not on other worse places like chest, back, or face.

    Its weird I get these weird sensations in my arm that feel like someone is poking me with needles, plus my whole arm is really sore. I guess its sore cause all the lymph nodes in my arm are inflammed.

    Anyone ever have this problem before?

    I feel like an old person today. :(
     
  2. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

    Messages:
    9,449
    Likes Received:
    225
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Location:
    Central Texas
    Blar.
     
  3. b18a1build

    b18a1build Gay username^

    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Location:
    Kzoo Michigan
    oh dude, I have had them on my chest!! Those things hurt like a bitch! could barely wear a shirt
     
  4. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

    Messages:
    9,449
    Likes Received:
    225
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Location:
    Central Texas
    I thought shingles came from not showering for months on end, but I suppose this isn't the case?
     
  5. b18a1build

    b18a1build Gay username^

    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Location:
    Kzoo Michigan
    lol no, its way contagious and easily spreadable
     
  6. lswhitecivic

    lswhitecivic Senior Member

    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Location:
    DFW, TX
    No you don't get them from not showering. Its the same virus as the chicken pox. Once you've had chicken pox you can get shingles. Usually they occur in older people because they have slower immune systems, but other medical conditions can cause it along with stress. At some point after you've had chicken pox, the virus just becomes active again, causing shingles.
     
  7. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    7,402
    Likes Received:
    626
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Location:
    Tn
    im pretty sure its a form of herpes.
    could be wrong though.
     
  8. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

    Messages:
    16,123
    Likes Received:
    1,020
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2003
    I had it in summer of 02. Had it all over the right upper side of my back, my side and around to the front upper side on my chest. Yeah, they suck.

    If you roll around on the blisters, sure.

    Yeah, it's also called herpes zoster. 90% of American adults have had the chicken pox and can get shingles at some point in their lifetime.


    Anyway, I still have the scars on my back from when my mom decided to take the bandage and rip it off in one clean quick maneuver. Problem is the rash was still blistering, so it took quite a bit of skin with it.
     
  9. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

    Messages:
    24,577
    Likes Received:
    696
    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Location:
    Central, MA
    it could be the hiv.
     
  10. b18a1build

    b18a1build Gay username^

    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Location:
    Kzoo Michigan
    Yeah it definitly is. i remember when I was first told that, i was like wtf, how did I get Herpes...lol
     
  11. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,034
    Likes Received:
    3,963
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
  12. oneofakinduserid

    oneofakinduserid Eh?

    Messages:
    294
    Likes Received:
    18
    Joined:
    May 28, 2008
    Location:
    Mebane, NC

    does it look like this? ive never even heard about it but it looks painfull, sorry to hear it =(
     

    Attached Files:

  13. lswhitecivic

    lswhitecivic Senior Member

    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Location:
    DFW, TX
    Mine is nowhere near that severe, but its still painful. I couldn't even imagine having it that bad. Yesterday I almost wanted to put my arm it a sling it hurt so bad. The lymph node in my armpit was really inflammed so anytime my arm moved at all I would get a shooting pain up my arm.
     
  14. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

    Messages:
    16,123
    Likes Received:
    1,020
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2003
    I don't remember it looking like that really at all, but most of it was on my back so I could only get a good view of them in the mirror. That looks horrible, but not exactly like shingles.
     
  15. George777

    George777 ^^ Likes Bewbies

    Messages:
    2,917
    Likes Received:
    61
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Location:
    With your mom
    That picture looks more like leprosy...
     
  16. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    7,402
    Likes Received:
    626
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Location:
    Tn
  17. oneofakinduserid

    oneofakinduserid Eh?

    Messages:
    294
    Likes Received:
    18
    Joined:
    May 28, 2008
    Location:
    Mebane, NC
    it was a google image search result :shrug:

    either way i bet that really sucks, hope you feel better soon! everytime your arm starts hurting, have someone step on your toe, that'll keep your mind off your roof =)
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page