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LBI2SXM
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"Shingles" not the roof kind.
      #1729307 - 04/07/17 12:20 PM (73.112.165.173)

I know there was a post awhile back on shingles, tried to do a search but unable to find it. Wanted to get some input from some of you who have been through it. My reason for posting is this, if you have not had a shingles vaccine, by all means have one. I am in my 4th week of this horrific, extremely painful disease and not even sure when it will end. I thought about the vaccine when I read all of your posts but said to myself, nah, it won't happen like everything else. Am I ever sorry. All I can say to all of you out there, if you have not had it, do some serious thinking because I would not wish this on my worst enemy!


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islandgem
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Re: "Shingles" not the roof kind. [Re: LBI2SXM]
      #1729311 - 04/07/17 12:47 PM (174.116.44.201)

Sorry to hear you have shingles and hope you will get some relief soon. I got the shingles vaccine a few years ago and so glad I did. I have friends who had the disease and were still suffering the effects for over a year so very nasty indeed. Your advice to get the vaccine is certainly a good one and hope it makes people consider doing this as soon as possible. Springtime is prime time for shingles!

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Re: "Shingles" not the roof kind. [Re: islandgem]
      #1729322 - 04/07/17 02:13 PM (75.100.89.24)

I had my husband go in and get the vaccine. He thought the fact that I am not doing it, what am I trying to do to him. His insurance paid for it when he reached 60 years, I am not there yet. I told him I remember my dad dealing with shingles, and he said it was the most painful thing he ever went through. And truth be told, I looked into that shingles vaccine when it was on TTOL before.

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Re: "Shingles" not the roof kind. [Re: phillygirl7]
      #1729325 - 04/07/17 02:20 PM (47.192.9.53)

Thanks to the original poster for posting here again regarding shingles. I need to check into it again to see if my insurance will pay for it, as when I checked before, it would not. Eric had it several years ago and it was incredible painful for him..

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islandgem
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Re: "Shingles" not the roof kind. [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1729353 - 04/07/17 06:15 PM (174.116.44.201)

Even if your insurance doesn't pay for it Carol, it is a good gift to yourself!No amount of money is worth that kind of pain.

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GaKaye
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Re: "Shingles" not the roof kind. [Re: islandgem]
      #1729357 - 04/07/17 07:24 PM (174.193.143.61)

I completely agree, Elizabeth!

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Re: "Shingles" not the roof kind. [Re: GaKaye]
      #1729362 - 04/07/17 08:35 PM (205.197.242.166)

I will check into it further.

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SXMScubaman
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Re: "Shingles" not the roof kind. [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1729365 - 04/07/17 09:03 PM (24.18.33.109)

I was told my insurance would not cover it. Got the shot and submitted the bill to insurance. They paid it in full.

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LBI2SXM
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Re: "Shingles" not the roof kind. [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1729368 - 04/07/17 09:10 PM (73.112.165.173)

Carol, Elizabeth is soooooo right. I had the opportunity a few years back but it was expensive. So far I have spent $500 on anti viral meds with $300 of that on lidocaine ointment plus Percocet. Nothing really helps the pain. It's been 4 weeks of he!! so far and there is no guarantee when this will end. I strongly encourage all of you out there, don't even think twice.

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KATEONTARIO77
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Re: "Shingles" not the roof kind. [Re: islandgem]
      #1729374 - 04/07/17 09:47 PM (24.235.241.174)

I did get the vaccine a couple of years ago.....because of this forum.....kate

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