(Closed) Shingles! and a short countdown…

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Lysine helps to suppress the virus. Try 500 mg. per day.

Post # 4
604 posts
Busy bee

AHHH I sooo feel for you!!! I was diagnosed with mono hilarious because I’m in my mid-twenties never did I think to get that. I’ve been on bed rest for almost a month and tomorrow I have my law school admissions exam. Try ibuprofen luckily i had some in the house prescribed like 600mg and that took away all the pain I had.

Post # 5
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Fiance had shingles once, it went away pretty quickly once he got the anti-viral. he caught it really early though. check with your doctor, his doctor said shingles doesn’t spread amongst adults like chicken pox do. Fiance continued to go to work and we didn’t have any less contact when he had it. but i know he had a mild case so maybe it is different. feel better!

Post # 6
2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@pb and j:I think that might have to do with how early you catch it and how severe it is. DH’s friend and co-worker got shingles right before out wedding and she was quarantined for 5 weeks. She caught it pretty early but it was a really severe case, from what I understand.

OP, I don’t know what to say! Big hugs and I hope you get better soon.

Post # 7
1331 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Eeeek, you poor thing, it sounds so painful!  I will be sending you positive thoughts and well wishes for a speedy recovery in time for a wonderful wedding!

Post # 8
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Take care of yourself and feel better soon!

Post # 10
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

That sucks! I had shingles about four months before my wedding. Take the drugs and just do what you can! Thank God so close to your wedding you don’t have it on your face. I had to figure out how to cover up the scar in the middle of my forehead.

Hope you feel better soon!

Post # 11
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

All I can suggest is be as stress free as possible (not easy when your wedding’s just around the corner, huh?). My 15 year old sister gets them every time she gets overly stressed about school. Feel better!

Post # 12
223 posts
Helper bee

@typheni:I’m so sorry this is happening to you!!  I am 25 and I have had shingles TWICE!  It is always brought on by stress.  The most important thing you can do right now is REST, relax, relish in the fact that you’re marrying your sweetheart soon!  Can you doc give you pain patches?  That’s what mine did.  If not, mixing antivirals and advil won’t hurt.  Just load up on pain pills.  I’ll cross my fingers that they go away for you!  I find with the meds, they fade in a matter of days.  

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