Has anyone ever had shingles on the b...
Melissa

United States

#21 Aug 4, 2012
How long does it take for the rash to show up?
Been having burning itching tingling painful pains on left breast all down my arm back of both knees n bottom of both feet :(
Derek

Modesto, CA

#22 Aug 14, 2012
If you are having trouble sleeping, look at a night time tea that contains valerian (used by the Greeks and Romans as a natural sleep aid)

Valerian root is also shown to help with the pain of shingles.

Derek
http://TreatmentForShinglesNow.com
Al Weaver

Valrico, FL

#23 Nov 9, 2012
Debbie wrote:
Been dealing with shingles down my right leg & into my foot for the past 4 months now. This has to be the most painful thing I've ever experienced! This disease can take a total toll on your entire body & mind. I've lost 20 lbs as my appetite has been wiped out by pain which never ends. I wish I could just feel normal again. I feel sorry for anyone who gets this; it's positively awful!
I recently had shingles run down my right leg and also into my foot. I didn't t have many scabs on my foot but had intense swelling mainly in the ball of my foot. My pain comes mainly from walking and putting pressure on my foot. Have been trying to reduce/eliminate the swelling to no avail. Have used ibuprofen and Celebrex and they didn't work. Have been seeing a podiatrist but no results thus far. It sure makes me appreciate the value of good feet.
Dianne Crosby

Hants Harbour, Canada

#25 Dec 11, 2012
Hi I was first misdiagnosed with an infection in my heal. Blistering that literally peeled the skin off of my heel. A black circle appeared beside the blister, just under my ankle. I was fevered and weak. I finally had to leave my job and take sick leave. It was a month later when I spoke to a physio therapist about the black ring that we discovered that I had just worked through the shingles.
It is a year and a half later. Many nerve blocks and now cortisone injections into the first toe knuckle by way of MRI. I photographed the MRI and took it to my family physician who informed me that she doesn't know how to read an MRI. The pain is sucking the life out of me.
I also have an extra disc in my spine causing tremendous amount of sciatica pain. and central pain around the lower spine.It is situated right around the tail bone and is pressing on nerves.
Because it is nerve damage, the specialist assumes, without looking at the case that it is inoperable and is apparently shoving me to the bottom of the list.
My doctor says that sometimes they can fuse the two discs together.and remove the pressure.
Also I have developed a sagging in my right eyelid. When I am tired ti gives me double vision.like a 3d effect. I must cover one eye to stop it.
Is there some way to tie these in together? do any doctors read these sights?
The back surgeon has a waiting list of 11/2 Years before they will even give you an appointment. I am living on th egraces of social services now and my quality of life has gone from being first in command in an pretty important position as a chef to living on $700.00 per month.This is devastating.
Are there any answers?
lori

Moreno Valley, CA

#26 May 4, 2013
I have what I think are shingles on the bottom of just my left foot. The itching is insane then it develpes fluid filled blisters that leaves a painful hole then the cycle repeats. Doctors say its wverything fron a callus to athletes foot. Only a steroid shot helped. What do I do to get the doctor to figure it ou?
robbie buch

Philadelphia, PA

#27 Jun 1, 2013
After 2 ER visits and 1 neurological visit, I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago with shingles. It is on my left butt cheek, down the back of my leg and under my entire foot, including the painful toes! My heart goes out to any one who has or gets this! I also have severe Rheumatoid arthritis which when flare ups happen, I think it is the end of the world.... until I got shingles! I honestly do not think there is another pain that is as debilitating (except for burn victims, but at least there is an option for them to be in an induced coma.) I take the antibiotic 3 X daily, plus a nerve medication which helps some what. I find that soaking my left leg in ice water really helps and rubbing listerine with cotton balls helps dry it up a little faster. I am going to try the eucalyptis oil and the lidocaine patches to see if that helps. My foot is the total killer! I can deal with the pain from my cheek down the leg, but the foot has a mind of its own and I feel like I am walking on a really bad blistered foot. Any suggestions for the feet would be greatly appreciated :)
dmw

Palm Bay, FL

#29 Jun 1, 2013
I've been doing research on supplements. Some nutrients are diminished either by aging, or by prescriptions. Nerve damage may respond to magnesium malate. I got it at the health store. It's a combination of magnesium and malic acid. Recently I've seen where some people are able to help the nerve pain by using "magnesium oil". You rub it into the skin. A good B vitamin complex can also help, especially B6 and B12. For more on nutraceuticals, check out Suzy Cohen's website at " dearpharmacist.com ". I pray you will find something that eases the pain now and will stop the post shingles pain. dmw
Grace

Henagar, AL

#30 Jun 5, 2013
who="Paula Miller"]OK, I'm glad I found this blog and people that are dealing with this pain. I had two surgery's on my left Knee on Feb.23rd an ACL surgery and a medial meniscus tear .They used a cadaver piece to put it back together. I did 3 months of rehab 3 times a week. I felt really strong and quit physical therapy . Then two weeks later I started feeling pins & needles in the bottom of my foot and around the ankle then a rash that turned into scabs around heal and ankle. It was so painful I went back to my Orthopedic doctor thinking my body was rejecting the cadaver piece or the nerves are dying or had some kind of pinched nerve damage. He did an x-ray on the Knee and said it all looked fine and said it looked like shingles on the bottom of my foot and he had never seen shingles come out on the bottom of the foot and even called in another doctor to look at it., he put me on prednisone and set me up a week later to see a nerve specialist . I went today and he did a EMG test & NCV test on my lower back, back of knee ,ankle and foot. He said everything looked good on the test . Then he said it looked like I had a strange manifestation of shingles on the foot and he's sending me to a dermatology doctor cause he's never seen this before and put me on Elavil 25mg. I'm suppose to be working on my knee getting stronger and I can't even walk well and I'm limping worst then ever. Has anyone ever had shingles on the bottom of foot ? I breezed threw having two kids natural and did pretty good with the 2 surgery's fast and have a real high tolerance for pain but not with this pain. I'll keep you updated

. Yes I had shingles on my foot. I had shingles that followed my sciatic nerve, from waist to toes. Months later staying to long in lake or swimming pool made that foot hurt.6 months later when I went to the beach & either the sand or the hot tub caused me to have some major pain that took weeks to go away. At the lake a small fan was blowing on my foot during the night and it was very uncomfortable.
Grace

Henagar, AL

#31 Jun 5, 2013
. Yes I had shingles on my foot. I had shingles that followed my sciatic nerve, from waist to toes. Months later staying to long in lake or swimming pool made that foot hurt.6 months later when I went to the beach & either the sand or the hot tub caused me to have some major pain that took weeks to go away. At the lake a small fan was blowing on my foot during the night and it was very uncomfortable.
JKR

Morristown, TN

#32 Jun 6, 2013
Odd, Grace, that you had the outbreak after having surgery using a cadaver piece. I also had cadaver bone placed in my spinal fusion at the L4-L5 dermatome. Then, subsequently, 3 years later developed that same kind of rash at my ankle and then the shingles on the bottom of my foot down the L4-L5 dermatome pattern. Coincidence I guess with the cadaver bone but still strange to me all the same. I am 15 months out from that episode and still experiencing pain, burning in that area and that has become more generalized. Also still sensitive to sunlight on my foot as it seems to make the symptoms flare. I had an EMG and it showed a neuropathy in that area. Robbie, I used the lidocaine patches for two months or so with my initial outbreak. I got relief from a drug called tramadol but it has not worked for others. I find it very nerve pain specific in my case. Also used acupressure on the great toe when I had those electrical shooting pains and it seemed to provide some relief. I am sorry that your are dealing with this and hope that all who have dealt with this recovers fully and quickly. I responded to your post the other night, Robbie, but it has disappeared for some reason?
Bern

Jamison, PA

#33 Jun 6, 2013
I had the shingles vaccine and two weeks later I had blisters on the side and bottom of my foot. Mt Dr says it can't be shingles and has been treating me with anti fungus topical and oral antibiotics. Nothing is helping. I can't walk. The pain is awful. Has this happened to anyone else?
Dianne Crosby

Kentville, Canada

#34 Jun 6, 2013
Two years since I had my shingles on my heel. At first like a blister but then huge chunks of skin peeling off. I have not yet recovered from the neuralgia and dont know if I will. but a recent thing is my feet and legs( both of them) have swollen up and are extremely painful. The doctor says it looks like an allergy. After three days of 50mg prednisone, the swelling is still there. It feels like shingles coming back. I sure hope not.
Dianne Crosby

Kentville, Canada

#35 Jun 6, 2013
If it is shingles you will know by the big black spot...always shows up with shingles. The pain is the worst thing. And feeling so drained and sick all over. Get a second opinion. Shingles left untreated leads to neuralgia...and that hurts.
Dianne Crosby

Kentville, Canada

#36 Jun 6, 2013
They tried nerve blocks and that gave me some relief. Albeit temporary. Now with this new swelling its like the electrical pain is back full tilt. I use a Fentanyl patch for the pain and an anti inflamitory and Lyrica really hslps with sciatica pain and nerve pain. They tried Gabapentin, I don't recommend it. It really messes with your memory.Lyrica ahas a new generic. I don't recomend that either. Not at all as good as Lyrica.
Chris

Teaneck, NJ

#37 Jun 11, 2013
During my last 2 chemo treatments my feet were constantly numb and/or tingling. It was getting worse and worse but I wrote it off as neuropathy from the the oxaliplatin I had been taking during chemo. I sarted getting little blisters like cold sores on my feet and when standing at work I feel like I am standing barefoot in gravel. I went to my primary doctor for a follow-up (no more cancer) and had her look at my feet. She right away told me it looks like shingles and prescribed medication. I'll soon find out if she is right if the medication works.
JKR

Morristown, TN

#38 Jun 11, 2013
I am curious why the physician feels that it cannot be shingles?? Is it because you received the vaccine? There is another thread about recurring shingles where someone had the vaccine and broke out in the typical shingles rash for two months (she had had a previous outbreak of the shingles though). I am so sorry you are having this issue and hope that the vaccine will help make this a short lived episode if it does turn out to be shingles. If you are not getting any relief from the prescribed meds I think I would go back and ask to be reevaluated. I know first hand that shingles on the foot is extremely painful and debilitating. That being said, I was given a script for the vaccine this week but think I will file it (and not fill it) in the garbage can!! Hope you feel better soon.
Bern wrote:
I had the shingles vaccine and two weeks later I had blisters on the side and bottom of my foot. Mt Dr says it can't be shingles and has been treating me with anti fungus topical and oral antibiotics. Nothing is helping. I can't walk. The pain is awful. Has this happened to anyone else?
Yvette

Redondo Beach, CA

#39 Jun 25, 2013
Debbie wrote:
Been dealing with shingles down my right leg & into my foot for the past 4 months now. This has to be the most painful thing I've ever experienced! This disease can take a total toll on your entire body & mind. I've lost 20 lbs as my appetite has been wiped out by pain which never ends. I wish I could just feel normal again. I feel sorry for anyone who gets this; it's positively awful!
I got shingles on the right side of my body and the last of the shingles was on my lower right leg (below my knee) and my foot. My toes are numb and I still get jolting pain here and there. I am 6 weeks into this. Can you tell me what helped you. Hope you're over it. Thanks for any help.
Yvette

Redondo Beach, CA

#40 Jun 25, 2013
I got shingles on the right side of my body and the last of the shingles was on my lower right leg (below my knee) and my foot. My toes are numb and I still get jolting pain here and there. I am 6 weeks into this. Can you tell me what helped you. Hope you're over it. Thanks for any help.
SAP

Palmyra, VA

#41 Aug 13, 2013
Had shingles - started 4 months ago - started on my hip - in the bend of my knee, down the shin and on to my foot - top and bottom. Didn't notice the shingles too much because of the sciatic pain that erupted from my hip to my foot due to the shingles following the same nerve as the sciatica - the pain cannot be described with words and the knowledge that either one of these horrible things (shingles and sciatica)can come back at any time is a dark cloud hanging over me all the time. I am so very depressed that I don't know what to do. I don't know if I should have the shingles vaccine or not - have heard stories about this causing shingles - hoping everyone out there with this problem can find some relief from something or somewhere - Lord help us all!!!!
Kblodgett77

Simi Valley, CA

#42 Aug 15, 2013
I don't usually respond to a "post comment" forum like this. However,I too have experienced this awful condition and have found a few things that have helped relieve the pain and burning symptoms and hope that these may help some of you.
I broke out with the shingles virus about 6 weeks ago on the top of my foot. First treated the sore with over the counter medication; thought it might be ringworm. I believe this allowed the virus to take root. I should have immediately went to the DR and been put on Veltrex, which later I was.
I used Vicodin for the pain as others have; as well as gabapentin, which seemed to somewhat help with the nerve pain.
Since the sore is on the top of my foot, I have been able to treat the pain/burning of the nerves with an over the counter medication called: "ICYHOT" in a solid roll on. It contains 16% menthol, which seems to calm the nerve endings very quickly after rolling it on, and the relief lasts for quite a few hours.
Also, I used ice packs to keep down the swelling.
I hope this helps someone. I wouldn't wish this condition on anyone and I'm praying for everyone of you who have experienced this.

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