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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:07 pm 
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I had shingles three years ago. My case caused Bell's Palsy which affected the left side of my face. I had to wear a moisture chamber for my eye and have a permanent "dry eye" as a result of the palsy.

There are two different shingles vaccines. The older one, Zostavax, is a single shot. The newer one is called Shingrix and it requires a booster 2 to 6 months after the first shot. It was explained to me that the booster increases the efficacy of the vaccine from 80 to 95 percent.


Thank you. I will ask my doc.

Immunization clinic. Free. You know where.


Yep. Where I got my shot in 2014.

Have I mentioned my new doc?

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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:32 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:38 pm 
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Highlander wrote:
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Doc.

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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:39 pm 
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Sittin' on the Doc of the bay?

As for the rest of you, go on without us.

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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:45 pm 
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Sittin' on the Doc of the bay?

As for the rest of you, go on without us.


A Doc a day keeps the apples away.

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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:57 pm 
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Doc Trine is always telling patients how to approach any problem.

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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:02 pm 
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Highlander wrote:
Doc Trine is always telling patients how to approach any problem.


He's an authority.

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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:42 pm 
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GKC wrote:
Mary Ruth wrote:
I had shingles three years ago. My case caused Bell's Palsy which affected the left side of my face. I had to wear a moisture chamber for my eye and have a permanent "dry eye" as a result of the palsy.

There are two different shingles vaccines. The older one, Zostavax, is a single shot. The newer one is called Shingrix and it requires a booster 2 to 6 months after the first shot. It was explained to me that the booster increases the efficacy of the vaccine from 80 to 95 percent.


Thank you. I will ask my doc.


so you gonna take the new vax + the booster also if the doc recommends it?

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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:53 pm 
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faithfulservant wrote:
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Mary Ruth wrote:
I had shingles three years ago. My case caused Bell's Palsy which affected the left side of my face. I had to wear a moisture chamber for my eye and have a permanent "dry eye" as a result of the palsy.

There are two different shingles vaccines. The older one, Zostavax, is a single shot. The newer one is called Shingrix and it requires a booster 2 to 6 months after the first shot. It was explained to me that the booster increases the efficacy of the vaccine from 80 to 95 percent.


Thank you. I will ask my doc.


so you gonna take the new vax + the booster also if the doc recommends it?


I guess so.

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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:05 pm 
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The natural vaccine is to be around kids with chicken pox.

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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:25 pm 
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Bombadil wrote:
The natural vaccine is to be around kids with chicken pox.


I had chicken pox.

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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:56 pm 
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Bombadil wrote:
The natural vaccine is to be around kids with chicken pox.


Having chicken pox sets you up for shingles later in life! The virus lies dormant in the body until something causes it it reactivate. When it does, it is an attack of shingles.

In my case, the virus was "resting" in the seventh cranial nerve. That caused it to affect my eye, ear, left side of my mouth and tongue. My eye watered uncontrollably, my hearing was affected and I couldn't speak clearly. That was in addition to the rash behind my left ear and into scalp and along my neck.

I know many people believe in various supplements, but I really thing supplements in lieu of vaccines is dangerous. If it weren't for the prompt action of my doctor, who arranged an emergency ophthalmologist appointment for me the same day, I would have lost vision in one eye.

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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:53 am 
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both my mom and my dw's mom experienced bad cases of shingles and both suffered greatly

imagine my dw's surprise when the endodontist doing her root canal asked her if she would like to see her shingles...in her mouth :shock: :shock: :shock: luckily it didn't flare up...even better, it did not spread

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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
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Yeah, apparently the two dose is a newer one with the second dose being 90% effective.


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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:54 am 
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I just got over it. I took 1000 mg twice daily of lysine and 1000 mg 6-10 times daily of vitamin c. Like always I forgot or was too busy to keep it up a lot of the time. The days I took the pills I improved, slightly, the days I didnt, I stayed the same. Anecdotal, sure, but I repeated that experiment 20 times.

A little young to be getting shingles aren't you?

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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:58 am 
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GKC wrote:
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The natural vaccine is to be around kids with chicken pox.


I had chicken pox.


The theory is that being around children with chicken pox wakes up your immune system so it suppresses a potential outbreak of shingles before it can begin.

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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:06 pm 
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Peregrinator wrote:
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The natural vaccine is to be around kids with chicken pox.


I had chicken pox.


The theory is that being around children with chicken pox wakes up your immune system so it suppresses a potential outbreak of shingles before it can begin.



I've pretty much run out of children.

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 Post subject: Re: SHINGLES
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I just got over it. I took 1000 mg twice daily of lysine and 1000 mg 6-10 times daily of vitamin c. Like always I forgot or was too busy to keep it up a lot of the time. The days I took the pills I improved, slightly, the days I didnt, I stayed the same. Anecdotal, sure, but I repeated that experiment 20 times.

A little young to be getting shingles aren't you?


I taught a kindergarten student in the early 80's who had chicken pox. A few weeks later she got shingles. There is no time or age limit.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:39 pm 
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I was told that the original vaccine is unethical (produced using aborted babies), but the second vaccine is o.k.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:54 pm 
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i do wish we had asked .... didn't even think about that when she got it the first time... and the reason she got it in the first place was she saw how much her mom suffered with it

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