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Condition: Shingles
8/21/2014 7:43:56 AM

Reviewer: Angels, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

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Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 5

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Approximately one week before getting the shingles I felt very stressed out and depressed. Then a few days before the outbreak I had body aches and woke up in the morning with horrible headaches. A few days later I woke in the morning and noticed a huge patch of redness near the base of my spine on my butt. So I rubbed my hand across it and felt a blister pop. I immediately went to my Dermatologis ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Shingles
8/1/2014 10:12:51 AM

Reviewer: xprn64, 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

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Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 5

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Condition: Shingles
7/23/2014 10:21:36 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was having horrible searing pain from my shoulder blade all the way around to my breast. After several days, i broke out in blisters. After 4 days, I went to the doctor because I was in so much pain. I was diagnosed with shingles. After 5 days on Acyclovir I am feeling almost back to normal. The medicine has really upset my stomach though. Even after eating with each dose.

Condition: Shingles
3/24/2014 12:09:33 AM

Reviewer: TheNMGirl, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 5

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After 24 hours of extreme pain in midsection on right side was diagnosed with Shingles. No Rash. Prescribed Acyclovir and Hydroco/Acetaminop 325mg. Had to take Hydro/Acetamin every 2-3 hrs for the first day to try to ease the pain. On my third day of taking Acyclovir 800 mg 5x a day for 10days. The extreme pain subsided by the second day. Dull headache, nothing I can't deal with. Still no ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Shingles
3/7/2014 4:14:30 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 5

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