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Subject: Shingles------Help me!!
Date Posted: 11/28/2009 12:57 PM ET
Member Since: 7/9/2005
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I was diagnosed a week ago and feel like I have entered a world of torture!  I have shingles both on the surface and under the skin and there are times that I feel like I have bugs crawling inside my body.  I am on medication at this time which is to help the skin rash, but what do I do about the pain?????  My doctor told me that it would take a week to a year to get rid of them and I could be suicidal before then.  I have to see him Monday which is when I finish the medication he gave me and hopefully I will get something to at least dull the pain.  Can anyone give me any advice??  Maybe some old home remedies?

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