Sometimes life throws you a curve ball - you either hit it or it hits you.
A little over two weeks since shingles took over my life. It started as feeling like a pinched nerve (it is a disease laying dormant in the nervous system) went to the chiropractor for several adjustments then noticed a rash on the palm of my left hand. After a couple of days there were more spread out on my left arm plus excruciating pain down my arm and in my shoulder blade area.
Wow, the meds are strong and leave you strung out and balance is a joke.
I don’t know how this will play out with working for a living because every few minutes, or at times seconds, I get a painful jerking spasm of my muscle. The medication that is supposed to separate (or hide) the nerve pain being sent to my brain leaves me wobbly on my feet and focus is about the same as if you were drunk and had just a wee bit too much alcohol.
Hoping my case is one where it runs its course for 5 to 8 weeks and I go back to mostly normal.
Anyone had this experience? If you had chicken pox, shingles is laying dormant in you spinal nerve. 1 in 5 people get it. Best bet is to see your doctor as soon as possible if you suspect the symptoms in order to keep it at a short duration.
You can’t get the shingles shot while you are having a break out, but you can before and after.