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Shingles shot

Posted By: SXMScubaman

Shingles shot - 02/06/2019 01:42 AM

I previously had the original shot years ago. Now they say you need the new one with a follow up one in 2 to 6 months. Had the first one today along with my second pneumonia follow up shot. Found out if you get the shingles shot at a Drs office insurance doesn't cover it but at a pharmacy my plan B does.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Shingles shot - 02/06/2019 02:07 AM

I need to check with my doctor. I got the 'old' shot last year. Need to see if it's too soon to get the new one. My insurance pays at a pharmacy but not doctor's office, also.
Posted By: ruralcarrier

Re: Shingles shot - 02/06/2019 11:57 AM

My wife had the first shingle vaccination and has had two mild cases of shingles since. Supposedly it was only about 50% effective but perhaps lessened the symptoms when she did get shingles. She and the doctor are not sold on her getting the new one, at least not yet.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 02/07/2019 03:13 AM

Sorry to hear that. I have friends that had shingles and they were miserable. I had a slight reaction to this shot with chills and fatigue. Might have been due to getting the second of the pneumonia shot at the same time yesterday. Both my arms are very sore today.
Posted By: ruralcarrier

Re: Shingles shot - 02/07/2019 11:25 AM

Both of her cases were very mild with minimal discomfort. The doctor had medication started early and he also believes the vaccine lessened the impact.

I also had two mild cases (one just prior to and during a trip to SXM), got on medication right way and also had minimal discomfort but I also have a pretty high pain tolerance. No vaccines for me.

I personally know several people who had severe cases with extreme pain and discomfort.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Shingles shot - 02/07/2019 01:55 PM

Eric had a very severe case of the shingles, partially because he didn't know what it was and didn't get treated for quite a while. He thought it was poison ivy or something and ended up finally going to the ER because the pain was so severe.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 02/07/2019 06:07 PM

I still feel under the weather this morning. Not looking forward to the second shot.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Shingles shot - 02/07/2019 06:27 PM

I never have more than one shot at the same time, as I worry about interactions between shots. My totally uneducated opinion is that you might be having that kind of a reaction.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 02/07/2019 06:50 PM

I think you hit the nail on its head. Never doing two at the same time again.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Shingles shot - 02/07/2019 08:02 PM

The time I had my shingles shot, the pharmacist asked me about doing the flu shot at the same time and I declined. He said there would be no interaction between them, but I didn't want to take the chance. Sorry you had this happen.
Posted By: ruralcarrier

Re: Shingles shot - 02/07/2019 09:30 PM

Yes, it happens a lot.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 02/08/2019 01:03 AM

Just talked to the pharmacist. My discomfort isn't coming from the shingles shot but from the second of the pneumonia series. First shot has 13 antigens and the second has 23 which some overlap to the ones that already set up shop so to speak. That is what is going on. Said it was common and nothing to worry about. Easy for them to say.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Shingles shot - 02/08/2019 01:52 AM

OK regardless hope you feel better
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 02/08/2019 01:57 AM

Thank you.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 02/09/2019 04:47 PM

Talked to a triage nurse yesterday to see what to do. Said these are common reactions to the second pneumonia shot and not a result of the shingles shot. If it's not better by today I need to go to urgent care. Headach and fever finally went away this morning but arm is still red and sore. Glad I don't need another one of these.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Shingles shot - 02/09/2019 07:56 PM

OK, hope you feel better
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 02/09/2019 09:16 PM

Thank you. On the mends now. Went out and shoveled the foot of snow we got last night and now am tired.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Shingles shot - 02/09/2019 09:30 PM

Huh. We had close to 80 degrees here today...
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 02/09/2019 11:04 PM

I'd gladly trade you. We are expecting more tomorrow and Monday with close to another foot before end of next week. And no warmth to melt it.
Posted By: LBI2SXM

Re: Shingles shot - 02/09/2019 11:26 PM

Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
Thank you. On the mends now. Went out and shoveled the foot of snow we got last night and now am tired.


You seem to be a very intelligent man. Why are you shoveling snow?? I am serious, worked in an emergency room years ago and cannot tell you how many heart attack victims we treated. And age is really not a factor. Please be careful, I know men have that ego that they can do anything but your heart will tell you different. There is a town in NJ that has warning on their snow shovels. Scubaman, BE careful. People do care.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 02/09/2019 11:34 PM

Thanks for the concern. Believe me. I didn't shovel for very long. Just enough to clear a path to my truck in the driveway in case we needed it for an emergency along with the short walkway to our porch.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Shingles shot - 02/09/2019 11:45 PM

No, you won't trade with me, sorry!!! I left snow behind in Virginia and I don't care to see any more!!!
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 02/10/2019 12:31 AM

Well it was worth a try. Lol
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 02/12/2019 11:00 PM

Went to the Dr today as my arm was still sore. Said no infection but it is still irritated and will take time to remedy itself. Was definitely a allergic reaction to the 2nd pneumonia shot and nothing to do with the shingles shot. Seen it happen before due to the 2nd shot. Have to use heat/ice and Tylenol 4 times a day till it subsides.
Posted By: ruralcarrier

Re: Shingles shot - 02/12/2019 11:13 PM

This is why I do not do flu, shingles or any other vaccine. And, they involve needles!
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 02/12/2019 11:46 PM

I tell you. Even though that 2nd pneumonia shot was a bummer for me, it is a minor trade off for viral pneumonia which can be a killer at my age or younger ones too. Glad I'm doing the shingles series for those same reasons. I don't do the flu shot. I do single malt instead.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Shingles shot - 02/13/2019 01:09 AM

Sorry, what am I missing?? Single malt prevents the flu??
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 02/13/2019 01:44 AM

Guess I should have added the LOL at the end. Was referring to my favorite adult beverage. Single Malt Scotch. Wish it did. drinking
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Shingles shot - 02/13/2019 01:54 AM

Ok, thought I missed something.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 02/13/2019 01:57 AM

That's OK. Just my humor is starting to come back.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Shingles shot - 02/13/2019 03:18 AM

ok
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 06/18/2019 05:45 PM

Wife and I just got our second of the shingles shot yesterday. Arms are still sore but worth it to avoid shingles.
Posted By: PrairieGirl

Re: Shingles shot - 09/07/2019 02:55 PM

Just got my second Shingrix shot yesterday. Bit of a sore arm but knew that from the first shot. Then I woke up in the middle of the night with unbelievable shakes. Seemed like it went on for an hour but the clock said maybe 10 minutes. Looked it up today and one of the known side effects to the vaccine is "shivering". Hmmmmm, that seems like too mild of a word.............but all is well now and since I've had both Shingrix shots and Zostavax a few years ago, I hopefully won't get shingles!

Seems like a bit of overkill since I've never even had chicken pox, but when I got the CP vaccine there wasn't any definitive answer to my question if since it was a live vaccine I would now have the possibility of getting shingles. I am erroring on the side of caution, shingles is something I do NOT want to deal with if at all possible!
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Shingles shot - 09/07/2019 03:39 PM

Huh, I always thought you couldn't get shingles if you hadn't had chickenpox. I need to look about getting the two part shot, I guess. Had Zostavax, but 'they say' it's not always effective. Eric had shingles several years ago and it was unbelievably painful for him.
Posted By: PrairieGirl

Re: Shingles shot - 09/07/2019 06:25 PM

Yes Carol that is true, you cannot get Shingles if you haven't had Chicken Pox. The virus lies in wait at the base of your nerves to potentially return as Shingles at a later date.

But since the Chicken Pox vaccine is a LIVE vaccine, the current thinking is that there may be enough virus left in your body to in fact make shingles a possibility. Less likely than someone who has had chicken pox and probably not as severe, but like I said, I'm going to err on the side of caution!
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Shingles shot - 09/07/2019 07:44 PM

OK, I'm thinking you must be considerably younger than I am, as I don't think there was such a thing as a chicken pox vaccine, before I got it!! laugh
Posted By: PrairieGirl

Re: Shingles shot - 09/07/2019 10:49 PM

Nope, I just never had chicken pox as a kid, I got vaccinated as an adult.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 09/10/2019 02:50 PM

Get it Carol. Not worth the risk. I had the original shot and as you know got the 2 shot one too. My reaction was all from the 2nd Pneumonia shot I got the same time.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Shingles shot - 09/10/2019 05:04 PM

OK, I remembered you had a reaction to something. I was thinking it was the shingles shot. The pharmacist wanted to give me a shingles shot and flu shot at the same time, and I declined. Didn't seem wise.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 09/10/2019 05:17 PM

Good call. I had my 1st shingles shot same time I had the 2nd pneumonia shot of the series which was a mistake to do. 2nd Pneumonia shot gave me the reaction and I feel having both done same time wasn't a wise choice. Had no reaction to the 2nd shingles except a sore arm for a few days.
Posted By: BeachKitten

Re: Shingles shot - 09/11/2019 04:43 PM

I got the first of two in the series of the Shingrix vaccine yesterday. It FINALLY came in to Walter Reed.

Let me tell you, I feel like sh*t today. As if I am coming down with the flu. I expected the sore arm, but this headache, all over achiness, and fever are killing me. It caused me 1/2 a day of work and I'm still sitting here at my desk feeling like poop warmed over.

Not looking forward to the second shot in two to six months.....but from what I've seen of people who do get the shingles....I'll suffer through this discomfort.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Shingles shot - 09/11/2019 04:52 PM

I guess I need to check to make sure my health plan will pay for Shingrix, since I had the older one. I didn't have any ill effects at all from that one, but no pain, no gain, I guess.
Posted By: BeachKitten

Re: Shingles shot - 09/12/2019 12:58 AM

Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
I guess I need to check to make sure my health plan will pay for Shingrix, since I had the older one. I didn't have any ill effects at all from that one, but no pain, no gain, I guess.


And maybe the reason that it didn't work! lol
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 09/12/2019 03:03 PM

My insurance paid for the original one and also for the 2 shot series. I have Medicare and Regence.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Shingles shot - 09/12/2019 04:33 PM

I'm not on Medicare, yet. I can go by Walgreen's some time and see whether my insurance will pay.
Posted By: bran

Re: Shingles shot - 11/01/2019 03:01 PM

Originally Posted by ruralcarrier
This is why I do not do flu, shingles or any other vaccine. And, they involve needles!



With you there 100%. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 11/03/2019 02:21 PM

Originally Posted by bran
Originally Posted by ruralcarrier
This is why I do not do flu, shingles or any other vaccine. And, they involve needles!



With you there 100%. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Say that when you get singles. Well worth the shot to prevent it.
Posted By: LBI2SXM

Re: Shingles shot - 11/03/2019 07:57 PM


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With you there 100%. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.[/quote]
Say that when you get singles. Well worth the shot to prevent it.[/quote]

And also to all the parents that refuse vaccinations for their little ones to avoid autism (which was never proven) are now dealing with a measles outbreak.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 11/04/2019 04:10 PM

Schools in Washington St are refusing students to attend school today if they don't have there vaccinations up to date without proper religious or medical deferments.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Shingles shot - 11/04/2019 04:21 PM

Kinda weird, in the middle of the school year? Why not at the beginning of school?
Posted By: LBI2SXM

Re: Shingles shot - 11/04/2019 07:16 PM

Children should not be able to attend school without vaccinations. It should be mandatory in the US.
Posted By: SXMScubaman

Re: Shingles shot - 11/04/2019 07:51 PM

They tried that and got a lot of resistance so they put a deadline of today and now it's being enforced.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Shingles shot - 11/04/2019 09:24 PM

ok
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