Monday, May 14, 2012

Who even gets shingles?

If you follow me on twitter, you know that I have shingles. Really body? Isn't this an old person thing? Apparently not. I had chicken pox when I was about 4 or 5 so I thought that was that. Apparently the chicken pox lies dormant in the nerves and sometimes can come back as shingles. Enjoy everyone! You can get shingles too!

So I got a prescription for Valtrex, which apparently helps shorten the duration of chicken pox or shingles. I also have a very strong antihistamine called Atarax, which I have taken before and actually made me fall asleep mid sentence. Oh, and my doctor also suggested I get a donut to sit on until my butt clears up :|
I think I'll pass on the butt donut.

Thanks for all your well wishes. And I would suggest not touching my butt unless you want shingles.

Also, the scale at the doctor's office lies! I can't be that fat. I was wearing a cardigan on the scale which has to add something.

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  1. Sorry to hear that- get well soon! I know other young people who have had shingles, too- it has a reputation as a disease old people get, but it can happen to anyone who's had chicken pox, which is most of us.

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    1. I've had a few younger people tell me they had it so I guess I'm not alone.

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  2. I am convinced that the scale at the doctor's office is made to make us feel fat.

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  3. Cardigan adds 10 pounds. Sorry you're sicky.

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  4. I hope you feel better! Also, ignore the scale, those doctor ones are never right!

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    1. I'm trying but that was not a fun number.

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  5. I was just at the doctor this week and I'm certain my umbrella must weigh at least 6 pounds. Wtf? Sorry to hear about the shingles. Hope you get better soon! :)

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  6. I never believe doctors - especially the ones over here

    Get well soon!

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    1. ha ha. Well I'm pretty sure I believe my doctor.

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  7. 1) This day has been FULL OF SHINGLES and now I'm paranoid that it's going to trigger my nerves and I'll wake up on monday with SHINGLES. Which wouldn't be so bad cause I don't want to go to work.

    2) Cardigans add 15 lbs. Active SHINGLES virues weights AT LEAST 8 lbs. The realization that our childhood hopes and dreams are never coming true? Easily another 30lbs.

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