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Is it possible to have chronic shingles?

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Is it possible to have chronic shingles?
Submitted: 2 years ago via Vitals.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Brims replied 2 years ago.

Dr Brims :

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Dr Brims :

Yes, this is possible if the immune systm is severely compromised

Customer:

Thank you

Dr Brims :

You're welcome

Is there anything else you would like to ask on this topic?

Customer:

Is it possible to have chronic shingles?

Dr Brims :

Yes, this is possible if the immune systm is severely compromised

Customer:

Mine seems to be ok I haven't even had acold in over a year

Dr Brims :

Then you probably don't have chronic shingles

Customer:

I did have a boil on leg that i scratched and it went away in a couple days

Dr Brims :

Then you probably don't have chronic shingles, your immune system seems ok

Customer:

i have these blister and have had pain over the past few weeks numbness and burning if Iput pressure on the area.

Dr Brims :

Sometimes the nerve pain can last for a long time

Customer:

also heavy shaking that no one else can see

Dr Brims :

I'm sorry to hear that

Customer:

i have been eating more regularly adn it seem to go away

Dr Brims :

The blisters or the pain?

Customer:

the shaking

Dr Brims :

You may ask your doctor to try you on a medication called neurontin, which should help

Customer:

have also had these contractions in my diagham

Dr Brims :

Does it cause coughing?

Customer:

they used to pull me right down to my knees

Customer:

i should say torso on thighs

Dr Brims :

I see, that is not likely related to shingles

Customer:

also I am as pale as a vapor

Dr Brims :

Shingles should not cause you to be pale, you may have anemia

Customer:

maybe I am eating too much cottage cheese

Dr Brims :

Cottage cheese is not likely the cause of these symptoms

Customer:

sometimes i get to a space with the pain where I would do anything to get it to stop

Customer:

that is scary to me

Dr Brims :

What have you tried for the pain?

Customer:

i have celebrex and acetomenaphen

Customer:

advil if it over the top

Dr Brims :

Then you should ask your doctor about trying neurontin, it works well for this type of pain

Customer:

i can try that

Customer:

your name reminds me of a cup of coffee

Dr Brims :

funny, I've heard that before

Customer:

it used to be the name of a coffee

Customer:

brim full of nuts

Dr Brims :

I remember that

Customer:

i also have insomnia

Dr Brims :

Is there anything you would like to ask on this topic of shingles?

Customer:

i wondered if the insomnia was related

Dr Brims :

Is the insomnia caused by pain?

Customer:

My mother used to guard chimneys and I wondered if some of her obsession may rub off on me

Customer:

she also had singles

Customer:

i guess that sounded odd

Customer:

could there bea gentic connection?

Dr Brims :

She cannot pass shingles on to you, so it is not likely related

Dr Brims :

No, there is no possible genetic connection

Customer:

i also have lupus anticoagulant is this related

Dr Brims :

No, shingles is not related to lupus anticoagulant

Customer:

i am very tired now but I may have more questions on this topic

Dr Brims :

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Customer:

thank you.

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