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10-02-2016, 03:30 PM #826
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(10-02-2016, 03:27 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(10-02-2016, 03:25 PM)The Survivor Wrote:  
(10-02-2016, 02:51 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  I was glad to read your good news, Nigel...except for the swelling not subsiding as much as we all would like it to. If it is shingles, doesn't it last quite a long time?

Yes it can last a long time. What is worrying me is I now have a new rash starting to develop on the right foot. It is developing in their same way as that did on the left! What's gonna happen if it turns out exactly the same ? Then I will be in a mess.

I don't know much about shingles and if it continues to break-out and travel around the body. But I did have chickenpocks, and I don't recall it travelling around and breaking out over and over again. If it doesn't, then wouldn't that tell us that it is likely not shingles?

That's what has me worried!

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10-02-2016, 04:02 PM #827
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Just jumping in to say that it IS possible to have chicken pox and shingles more than once.

I have had chicken pox 8 times and shingles twice.

That being said, I am certain that your rash is neither of these

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10-02-2016, 04:03 PM #828
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Hey Nigel. Sending positive Sunday vibes and thoughts across the North Sea. Good to read that platelets are awesome and that the Sodium hasn't gone down.

Hope that pain and the rash gets better soon mate. Stay Safe. Enjoy your Sunday.
10-02-2016, 04:09 PM #829
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There are various tests they can carry out, to confirm if it is shingles or not. I agree, looks more like vasculitis to me.

http://www.news-medical.net/health/Diagn...ngles.aspx
10-02-2016, 04:18 PM #830
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(10-02-2016, 04:09 PM)Arcturian Wrote:  There are various tests they can carry out, to confirm if it is shingles or not. I agree, looks more like vasculitis to me.

http://www.news-medical.net/health/Diagn...ngles.aspx

This medical link may help in figuring out which medication may be at fault.

http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/skin-tox...apy-drugs/
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10-02-2016, 05:14 PM #831
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(10-02-2016, 04:09 PM)Arcturian Wrote:  There are various tests they can carry out, to confirm if it is shingles or not. I agree, looks more like vasculitis to me.

http://www.news-medical.net/health/Diagn...ngles.aspx

Thank you, I've been trying to get that point across a few times and been ignored for some reason.

It's classic vasculitis it's not classic shingles
10-02-2016, 06:25 PM #832
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Yes, when I googled the symptoms, the nearest thing, and what resembled the rash, was vasculitis, but the doctors keep saying 'shingles', and what do I know, I'm not a doctor! :(
I really think they should do definitive tests here, it's been weeks of agony now!
Nigel, are those oversized tablets helping at all?
10-02-2016, 06:30 PM #833
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PS,
Also, what Madame Concorde posted - shingles is a *reactivation* of chickenpox. And where do you get the chickenpox rash? On the leg? No! Quote:
"Shingles can affect different body parts:
about half the time, thorax (intercostal zoster);
thoracolumbar region;
the lower abdomen with possible damage to the genitals;
the neck ;
the face."
10-02-2016, 07:21 PM #834
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It seems to me that Nigel's ailment is not Shingles.

i wish you did not have this bugger that gets you in such atrocious pain. Let's hope it will not expand further.

Biopsies seem to be the order of the day to find out what the problem really is. It is about time your medical team get their act together and analyze to see if this is viral or whatever else.

My feeling is a reaction to one or several or a combination of molecules in the pharmaceuticals they gave you.

They can't leave you like this much longer.

Your platelets and sodium have definitely improved. Sodium seems to stabilize slowly I wish it would stay at that level without playing yoyo up and down.
10-02-2016, 07:45 PM #835
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(10-02-2016, 04:02 PM)Little L Wrote:  Just jumping in to say that it IS possible to have chicken pox and shingles more than once.

I have had chicken pox 8 times and shingles twice.

That being said, I am certain that your rash is neither of these

I have also had shingles three times.

You need to be sure you are keeping your arginine levels down (and lysine up).

Try to avoid coffee, seeds, nuts, chocolate, as they are loaded with arginine, which feeds the virus.
10-02-2016, 07:51 PM #836
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(10-02-2016, 05:14 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  
(10-02-2016, 04:09 PM)Arcturian Wrote:  There are various tests they can carry out, to confirm if it is shingles or not. I agree, looks more like vasculitis to me.

http://www.news-medical.net/health/Diagn...ngles.aspx

Thank you, I've been trying to get that point across a few times and been ignored for some reason.

It's classic vasculitis it's not classic shingles

I've yet to find an article that says vasculitis causes burning, stabbing pain like Nigel describes.
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10-02-2016, 07:57 PM #837
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(10-02-2016, 07:51 PM)Crystaleena Wrote:  
(10-02-2016, 05:14 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  
(10-02-2016, 04:09 PM)Arcturian Wrote:  There are various tests they can carry out, to confirm if it is shingles or not. I agree, looks more like vasculitis to me.

http://www.news-medical.net/health/Diagn...ngles.aspx

Thank you, I've been trying to get that point across a few times and been ignored for some reason.

It's classic vasculitis it's not classic shingles

I've yet to find an article that says vasculitis causes burning, stabbing pain like Nigel describes.

Everyone's threshold for pain is different, vasculitis indeed causes pain and swelling. Each person will present with their own symptoms.

"It has been said that vasculitis is a “hurting disease”, because it is so commonly associated with pain of one type or another: pain from a nerve infarction, pain from insufficient blood to the gastrointestinal tract, pain from skin ulcers. In some cases, however, identifying the source and underlying cause of the pain is extremely challenging. In addition to these diffuse, poorly–localized “constitutional symptoms”, vasculitis may involve virtually every organ system in the body."

http://www.hopkinsvasculitis.org/vasculi...asculitis/
10-02-2016, 08:43 PM #838
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What Are the Symptoms of Shingles?

The symptoms of shingles include:

Pain or a bruised feeling -- usually on one side of your face or body -- often along with a fever, chills, headache, or upset stomach
Tingling, itching, or prickling skin, followed several days later by a group of fluid-filled blisters on a red, inflamed base of skin
Deep burning, searing, aching, or stabbing pain, which may occur once in a while or last a long time

....
The affected area becomes secondarily infected with bacteria (indicated by spreading redness, swelling, a high fever, and pus); antibiotics can help halt the spread of bacterial infection but not the shingles itself.
Your rash lasts longer than 10 days without improvement; get treatment to avoid potential nerve damage.
The pain becomes too great to bear; your doctor may prescribe stronger painkillers or a nerve block.

read more here:
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-t...s-symptoms
10-02-2016, 10:04 PM #839
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Nigel's leg today...

İmage

A photo of shingles rash:

İmage


As someone who has had shingles, I would say the diagnosis of shingles is correct.
10-02-2016, 11:39 PM #840
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Yes, looking at today's photo, it now does look like shingles.
Ouch!
I really hope it goes away soon, it must be hell, just looking at your leg makes me wince!



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