Numbness with a side of Pins and Needles

Numbness with a side of Pins and Needles

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Fla Shingler

Birmingham, AL

#1 Mar 30, 2011
Hello to all!

My question: Has anyone else had lingering numbness and tingling in the area that was initially affected? How about pins and needles down the arm?

I am wondering if anyone has the same lingering symptoms from their shingles as I am having. I am a 30 year old male and was recently (6 weeks ago) diagnosed with shingles. I did not break out with a rash, but I had severe pain for almost 2 weeks before I went to the doctor, and through a blood analysis I was found to have shingles. My preliminary symptoms were common; severe skin pain localized between my shoulder blades and my spine and a line of skin pain that wrapped around my torso (only on the left side of my body). I am finishing my 2nd round of Valacyclovir today and I still have numbness and tingling in my back where the initial pain occurred as well as pins and needles down my left arm. The muscles around the area where the shingles affected my back are tight and I can crack my back in this area a few times a day. When I get a good pop in this spot it relieves the numbness and tingling. Also relaxing in a chair relieves the numbness in my back as well. I had x-rays taken and they showed no signs of spinal compression and showed no signs of anything that is not supposed to be there on my spine. I'm hoping that this is normal.

When I called my doctor for a refill of the Valacyclovir I could sense concern in her voice as to why the first round did not wipe the shingles out. My case is difficult since I have no visible signs of shingles.

Any feedback would be appreciated!

Thanks!
guest

Jerseyville, IL

#2 May 7, 2011
i have had shingles for 1 mos. the severe pain and numbness is still there. its on my left side and my skin feels numb with hidden bumps under it. i took a 7 day treatment of Acyclovir 800 mg., 5x a day. also Lyrica 100 mg daily. the Lyrica really helps with the pain. Also i take Aleve, 4 pills per day.everyone is different when it comes to this awful disease. some suffer months, even years afterwards. i started taking 100 mg. of B-Complex and 1,000mg of Vit.C and Beta Carotone. also Zinc. i'm trying to take better care of my self. i'm female, age 68.

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Jacky Nottingham England

Nottingham, UK

#3 May 26, 2011
Fla Shingler wrote:
Hello to all!
My question: Has anyone else had lingering numbness and tingling in the area that was initially affected? How about pins and needles down the arm?
I am wondering if anyone has the same lingering symptoms from their shingles as I am having. I am a 30 year old male and was recently (6 weeks ago) diagnosed with shingles. I did not break out with a rash, but I had severe pain for almost 2 weeks before I went to the doctor, and through a blood analysis I was found to have shingles. My preliminary symptoms were common; severe skin pain localized between my shoulder blades and my spine and a line of skin pain that wrapped around my torso (only on the left side of my body). I am finishing my 2nd round of Valacyclovir today and I still have numbness and tingling in my back where the initial pain occurred as well as pins and needles down my left arm. The muscles around the area where the shingles affected my back are tight and I can crack my back in this area a few times a day. When I get a good pop in this spot it relieves the numbness and tingling. Also relaxing in a chair relieves the numbness in my back as well. I had x-rays taken and they showed no signs of spinal compression and showed no signs of anything that is not supposed to be there on my spine. I'm hoping that this is normal.
When I called my doctor for a refill of the Valacyclovir I could sense concern in her voice as to why the first round did not wipe the shingles out. My case is difficult since I have no visible signs of shingles.
Any feedback would be appreciated!
Thanks!
Hi there,
I have suffered with shingles now for over 20 years. Please don't be alarmed by that...some of us are unlucky enough to get recurring shingles but it doesn't happen to everyone! Just make sure you look after yourself. However, it always makes me whince when I hear about doctors reactions because having looked in depth at this dam disease I have come to the conclusion that doctors do not have a clue about it and just hand out famvir, acyclovir, whatever vir that they deem to feel will just get you off their books and earn the big pharm some extra dollars/pennies!!! I'm lucky my doctor has had shingles and is very sympathetic!!
Anti-virals will and do clear up the rash but the numbness and pain you are experiencing is PHN (Post Herpetic Nerve). The anti-virals don't get rid of that or any other sypmtons you may be experiencing!! You need to take pain killers for that but don't over do them as they will upset your system and allow the virus to creep in again when immunity is at its lowest. Shingles don't just appear on the outside of your skin they are actually working on the nerve endings because thats where they lie dorment from when you possibly had chickenpox as a child?? Thus causing PHN. Also just out of interest and something that I have found out just recently is that this virus can occur with the blisterless variety so unless you just happened to catch the rash early with the anti-virals, it may be that this is the type you have experienced.
This is why I find it amazing that the doctor showed this sense of concern and doubt because these anti-virals only mask the condition, they will never cure it!! There is no known cure for Herpes which is part of the shingles family and I am afraid as I said earlier unless you take control of your health now such as getting good rest, good fresh food, lots of fresh air at your young age, you could find yourself in the position of dealing with recurrent shingles for the rest of your life. You may find that the PHN will stay with you for some time to come but don't be too worried about that it is painful but not life threatening although it can feel that way sometimes!! Just try to stay active. If you want a bit more support should this either continue or happen to you again I certainly would love to help please contact me at jackyinnotts@gmail.com
Stay well, stay fit, stay healthy!!
Kind ones
Jacky
Daves wife

Sandy Lake, PA

#4 Jun 7, 2011
My husband has been suffering from shingles above his left eye for almost 3 years. It feels like a toothache, a zinging. He is taking lots of Lyrica, and Cymbalta, and an evening hydrocodone to get through the day. He's still working, but exhausted, and frustrated that he has no energy left at home. The pain clinic just gave him a cream compound, and it helps a little, and he sees a chiropractor every 2 weeks, and that helps too, and a nice magnetic necklace.But it's always there, changing our lives forever, and threatening our dreams for retirement. He was given a statin drug in the same month as the original shingles outbreak, but the doctors said there was no connection. He was given a different statin drug when I objected. The doctor mentioned a new treatment, a laser that would zap the painful nerve, and kill it forever. There may be side effects, he said, a droopiness,(or they could miss and zap his brain) But there would be no more pain, and no more drugs. Some days, he says, it sounds tempting.
Jacky Nottingham England wrote:
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Hi there,
I have suffered with shingles now for over 20 years. Please don't be alarmed by that...some of us are unlucky enough to get recurring shingles but it doesn't happen to everyone! Just make sure you look after yourself. However, it always makes me whince when I hear about doctors reactions because having looked in depth at this dam disease I have come to the conclusion that doctors do not have a clue about it and just hand out famvir, acyclovir, whatever vir that they deem to feel will just get you off their books and earn the big pharm some extra dollars/pennies!!! I'm lucky my doctor has had shingles and is very sympathetic!!
Anti-virals will and do clear up the rash but the numbness and pain you are experiencing is PHN (Post Herpetic Nerve). The anti-virals don't get rid of that or any other sypmtons you may be experiencing!! You need to take pain killers for that but don't over do them as they will upset your system and allow the virus to creep in again when immunity is at its lowest. Shingles don't just appear on the outside of your skin they are actually working on the nerve endings because thats where they lie dorment from when you possibly had chickenpox as a child?? Thus causing PHN. Also just out of interest and something that I have found out just recently is that this virus can occur with the blisterless variety so unless you just happened to catch the rash early with the anti-virals, it may be that this is the type you have experienced.
This is why I find it amazing that the doctor showed this sense of concern and doubt because these anti-virals only mask the condition, they will never cure it!! There is no known cure for Herpes which is part of the shingles family and I am afraid as I said earlier unless you take control of your health now such as getting good rest, good fresh food, lots of fresh air at your young age, you could find yourself in the position of dealing with recurrent shingles for the rest of your life. You may find that the PHN will stay with you for some time to come but don't be too worried about that it is painful but not life threatening although it can feel that way sometimes!! Just try to stay active. If you want a bit more support should this either continue or happen to you again I certainly would love to help please contact me at jackyinnotts@gmail.com
Stay well, stay fit, stay healthy!!
Kind ones
Jacky
A Friend

Sechelt, Canada

#5 Jun 16, 2011
Hey Shingler,
I had chicken pox when I was 5 but I remember my family saying it was "mild" and then a few years later I had the rash on my left-side torso. They told me it was shingles, and honestly it was painless. It went away but when I was about ten the left hand side of my body would tingle once in a while. It was annoying and happened MAYBE daily, I don't remember (17 now). I had an MRI, ET scan and I was fine but they never really got to the bottom of it. It went away but even now I feel the tingling every few months just ever so slightly. The Internet has left a pretty big question mark on this subject but I read that the cells affected by shingles never really recover which explains my "numbness", I wish you luck and suggest you just get a check up to make sure you're okay.
I hope this helped.
shirl

London, UK

#6 Jun 21, 2011
Fla Shingler wrote:
Hello to all!
My question: Has anyone else had lingering numbness and tingling in the area that was initially affected? How about pins and needles down the arm?
I am wondering if anyone has the same lingering symptoms from their shingles as I am having. I am a 30 year old male and was recently (6 weeks ago) diagnosed with shingles. I did not break out with a rash, but I had severe pain for almost 2 weeks before I went to the doctor, and through a blood analysis I was found to have shingles. My preliminary symptoms were common; severe skin pain localized between my shoulder blades and my spine and a line of skin pain that wrapped around my torso (only on the left side of my body). I am finishing my 2nd round of Valacyclovir today and I still have numbness and tingling in my back where the initial pain occurred as well as pins and needles down my left arm. The muscles around the area where the shingles affected my back are tight and I can crack my back in this area a few times a day. When I get a good pop in this spot it relieves the numbness and tingling. Also relaxing in a chair relieves the numbness in my back as well. I had x-rays taken and they showed no signs of spinal compression and showed no signs of anything that is not supposed to be there on my spine. I'm hoping that this is normal.
When I called my doctor for a refill of the Valacyclovir I could sense concern in her voice as to why the first round did not wipe the shingles out. My case is difficult since I have no visible signs of shingles.
Any feedback would be appreciated!
Thanks!
hi there... i have no rash as yet i was only diagnosed with shingles on friday... all i can say is.. try relaxation and seek a reiki or crystal healer trust me you need to treat the cause and not the symtoms of shingles.. its worth a try and it beats taking meds. hope this helps...
Linda

Bothell, WA

#7 Jul 19, 2011
Hello fellow sufferers! I am about to turn 60 and am recovering from my first bout of shingles. It is on my right thigh, and I had a few blisters that showed up on my right hip and top of the right side of my back. The main area that has been affected is my right thigh. Not that many blisters, but the pain.... only if you have had shingles can you related to the pain. Deep, throbbing pain with shooting pain added in. When it was at it's worst, I also had tormenting itching that couldn't be satisfied with scratching. After the anti-viral medicine, the pain came on with a vengeance. I have been taking Gabapentin for the last week, and I have my life back! No pain and I am sleeping at night again! However, when this runs out in 3 weeks, then what? I have started noticing a bit of numbness and tingling in my right leg today. Any suggestions? Accupuncture?
Kathy

St. John's, Canada

#8 Apr 22, 2012
I have had numbness from my neck and shoulder all the way down my right arm to the thumb and first two fingers. This started twenty days ago and I had no signs of a rash. It feels like the way ones face would feel after getting a needle at the dentist to deaden the cheek. I started physiotherapy thinking that it may have been an issue with my neck. But nothing seemed to make the weird numb feeling go away. Yesterday I noticed a small red blotch on my upper arm but it doesn't look like any of the shingle pictures I've viewed on the web. I'm still not sure what exactly is going on but now I'm leaning toward shingles, and will be seeing my doctor early this week. It sounds to me like we might be having the same symptoms - yet no real signs of the visible shingles. Does your numbness feel like this? When I touch the area it seems like it is dead or half asleep. Anyone else have this problem that turned out to be shingles?
loretta

Queens Village, NY

#9 Apr 24, 2012
Hi had my first bout with Shingles in December and the area of the rash outbreak is still numb. Thankfully no pain, you may also want to consider the two supplements Vitamin C and Lysine which is an essential amino acid. The only thing that helped for the pain was accupuncture. That was a miracle pain reliever. Can be expensive, but well worth the cost to me.
Fla Shingler wrote:
Hello to all!
My question: Has anyone else had lingering numbness and tingling in the area that was initially affected? How about pins and needles down the arm?
I am wondering if anyone has the same lingering symptoms from their shingles as I am having. I am a 30 year old male and was recently (6 weeks ago) diagnosed with shingles. I did not break out with a rash, but I had severe pain for almost 2 weeks before I went to the doctor, and through a blood analysis I was found to have shingles. My preliminary symptoms were common; severe skin pain localized between my shoulder blades and my spine and a line of skin pain that wrapped around my torso (only on the left side of my body). I am finishing my 2nd round of Valacyclovir today and I still have numbness and tingling in my back where the initial pain occurred as well as pins and needles down my left arm. The muscles around the area where the shingles affected my back are tight and I can crack my back in this area a few times a day. When I get a good pop in this spot it relieves the numbness and tingling. Also relaxing in a chair relieves the numbness in my back as well. I had x-rays taken and they showed no signs of spinal compression and showed no signs of anything that is not supposed to be there on my spine. I'm hoping that this is normal.
When I called my doctor for a refill of the Valacyclovir I could sense concern in her voice as to why the first round did not wipe the shingles out. My case is difficult since I have no visible signs of shingles.
Any feedback would be appreciated!
Thanks!
Lisa

Virginia Beach, VA

#10 May 10, 2012
Lisa @ Fla Shingler
I am a 45 year old female and I was diagnosed with shingles about 3 weeks ago. The first few days I felt like I was coming down with something (tired achey). The I got a little cluster of 3 bumps on the center of my back followed by intense itching and burning. When the pain under my shoulder blade started I just couldn't stand it so I went to the dr and was prescribed the antiviral and pain meds. The worst of it lasted about 10 days. I still take vicodin when my back starts throbbing but for the most part it is getting much better. I never had any more bumps, just those initial 3. Now I have the numbness. It's strange to scratch an itch and not feel it or be able to relieve it. The numbness is where most of the pain was for those 10 long days. I'm hoping I'm "out of the woods" now. It's amazing how peoples symptoms vary so much. Mine seemed much like yours.
Fla Shingler wrote:
Hello to all!
My question: Has anyone else had lingering numbness and tingling in the area that was initially affected? How about pins and needles down the arm?
I am wondering if anyone has the same lingering symptoms from their shingles as I am having. I am a 30 year old male and was recently (6 weeks ago) diagnosed with shingles. I did not break out with a rash, but I had severe pain for almost 2 weeks before I went to the doctor, and through a blood analysis I was found to have shingles. My preliminary symptoms were common; severe skin pain localized between my shoulder blades and my spine and a line of skin pain that wrapped around my torso (only on the left side of my body). I am finishing my 2nd round of Valacyclovir today and I still have numbness and tingling in my back where the initial pain occurred as well as pins and needles down my left arm. The muscles around the area where the shingles affected my back are tight and I can crack my back in this area a few times a day. When I get a good pop in this spot it relieves the numbness and tingling. Also relaxing in a chair relieves the numbness in my back as well. I had x-rays taken and they showed no signs of spinal compression and showed no signs of anything that is not supposed to be there on my spine. I'm hoping that this is normal.
When I called my doctor for a refill of the Valacyclovir I could sense concern in her voice as to why the first round did not wipe the shingles out. My case is difficult since I have no visible signs of shingles.
Any feedback would be appreciated!
Thanks!
Jacky

UK

#11 Jun 9, 2012
Hi Jacky. I amso grateful to read about your shingles. It is a comfort to know that the symtoms I have are common. IOt is very painful having gone from pains in back and abdomen to tingling ang numbness post rash. mI feel so tired. Granted IO am 63 but this has just taken ti out of me so much and worried that it will occur again. I am a widow and do have many issues that may account for the low immune system and outbreak. It has completely upset my digestive system and bowels. I hope it goes soon. Not an illness to brag about as it solunds awlful to the unanitiated.

Many thanks. Hope yo are now recovered.
Jacky Nottingham England wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi there,
I have suffered with shingles now for over 20 years. Please don't be alarmed by that...some of us are unlucky enough to get recurring shingles but it doesn't happen to everyone! Just make sure you look after yourself. However, it always makes me whince when I hear about doctors reactions because having looked in depth at this dam disease I have come to the conclusion that doctors do not have a clue about it and just hand out famvir, acyclovir, whatever vir that they deem to feel will just get you off their books and earn the big pharm some extra dollars/pennies!!! I'm lucky my doctor has had shingles and is very sympathetic!!
Anti-virals will and do clear up the rash but the numbness and pain you are experiencing is PHN (Post Herpetic Nerve). The anti-virals don't get rid of that or any other sypmtons you may be experiencing!! You need to take pain killers for that but don't over do them as they will upset your system and allow the virus to creep in again when immunity is at its lowest. Shingles don't just appear on the outside of your skin they are actually working on the nerve endings because thats where they lie dorment from when you possibly had chickenpox as a child?? Thus causing PHN. Also just out of interest and something that I have found out just recently is that this virus can occur with the blisterless variety so unless you just happened to catch the rash early with the anti-virals, it may be that this is the type you have experienced.
This is why I find it amazing that the doctor showed this sense of concern and doubt because these anti-virals only mask the condition, they will never cure it!! There is no known cure for Herpes which is part of the shingles family and I am afraid as I said earlier unless you take control of your health now such as getting good rest, good fresh food, lots of fresh air at your young age, you could find yourself in the position of dealing with recurrent shingles for the rest of your life. You may find that the PHN will stay with you for some time to come but don't be too worried about that it is painful but not life threatening although it can feel that way sometimes!! Just try to stay active. If you want a bit more support should this either continue or happen to you again I certainly would love to help please contact me at jackyinnotts@gmail.com
Stay well, stay fit, stay healthy!!
Kind ones
Jacky
JimmyF

Arverne, NY

#12 Jul 16, 2012
Kathy wrote:
I have had numbness from my neck and shoulder all the way down my right arm to the thumb and first two fingers. This started twenty days ago and I had no signs of a rash. It feels like the way ones face would feel after getting a needle at the dentist to deaden the cheek. I started physiotherapy thinking that it may have been an issue with my neck. But nothing seemed to make the weird numb feeling go away. Yesterday I noticed a small red blotch on my upper arm but it doesn't look like any of the shingle pictures I've viewed on the web. I'm still not sure what exactly is going on but now I'm leaning toward shingles, and will be seeing my doctor early this week. It sounds to me like we might be having the same symptoms - yet no real signs of the visible shingles. Does your numbness feel like this? When I touch the area it seems like it is dead or half asleep. Anyone else have this problem that turned out to be shingles?
Hi Kathy,
I have had a similar experience to yours. About 12 days ago I had a numbness on my neck, from my adam's apple to the side of my neck and from the jawline to the collarbone. This area was very sore to touch as well. Within 4 days this area became itchy and two days later I had numbness in the tips of my thumb and forefinger. Over the following days, this feeling spread to my forearm and then my upper arm. As of yet I have had no rash. Also, all of my symptoms have been on the right side and I have had some clumsy arm movements. Please let me know what became of your symptoms and if you received any treatment or resolution. My Neuro is scheduling an MRI. Thanks
Karen

Ash Flat, AR

#13 Sep 4, 2012
I am now in my 6th month of dealing with Shingles. The Blisters went away quickly after I got the medicine from the Dr. what did not go away is the numbness and tingling on the original breakout place and running down to my hand. It is getting worse and I am losing the use of my right hand. It feels the same as a Novicane shot from the dentist all the time. The research on line says to take anti-depressive pills along with pain pills. I have some and have been taking them for about a week and so far do not feel any better. Today I tried not to take anything to see if I am better and am finding I cannot tollerate the pain without all that stuff. This is really scarry as I am right handed..
Yen

Maple Ridge, Canada

#14 Sep 14, 2012
yes the itching on the left lower side of my back where the dead numb feeling is is horrible. It cannot be satisfied by scratching, it feels as if the itch is far inside and it actually feels like you are scratching someone else's back. It is so strange that the area has no feeling when it is scratched ,but it can register the awful deep pain from the shingles.At times just a piece of clothing touching it will send you through the roof, it is so painful,prickling,stabbing,lik e cloth rubbing over a million tiny razor blade cuts.
Kristy

Toronto, Canada

#15 Sep 20, 2012
Hey guys,
I had a small area on my back infected with shingles about half a year ago, and for the past two months the same area on my back has been having like pins/needles feeling and tingling. Does this mean it's going to come back :| or is it going to stay like this forever.. The shingles i had weren't very bad because I was only 17 when i got them and i know they get worse the older you are. Is this going to be a reaccuring thing?
Kerry

South Perth, Australia

#16 Sep 20, 2012
It is very interesting to read everyone's posts and reassuring to see I'm not the only one with recurring shingles. My first bout was years ago, but now im in my fifties, over the past 4 years I seem to get it twice a year, when stressed. I generally recognise the symptoms in time to get a prescription for antivirals to stop the lesions appearing. Though each time the Dr is amazed! I should have it again. Also here in Australia the government has brought in a new rule that the antivirals can only be prescribed once physical symptoms appear! Off to see dr this afternoon for this bout just starting, so will be interesting to see how I go.
Kim

Wakarusa, IN

#18 Sep 21, 2012
Hello, It sound to me as though your shingles effected more internal organs where nerves exist. I have lots of problems with my feet and with my lower intestines having like a numbness or a strong tingling and or spasm feeling. I also had to be catherised for three weeks because I was unable to urinate because my urethra was swollen and that was when I had first came down with shingles.
That is how I learned that they can effect internal parts of the body also. I have had this since December and had shingles in October. I am taking neurontin for it but it does not do much for it as far as I can tell. doctors tell me it is uncertain how long this will last. Months years or decades is what I hear. It has disabled me from working due to the inability to stand for long or sit sometimes without it becoming too painful to stay still.
I am 59. I hope this leaves you soon..
Kim
Fla Shingler wrote:
Hello to all!
My question: Has anyone else had lingering numbness and tingling in the area that was initially affected? How about pins and needles down the arm?
I am wondering if anyone has the same lingering symptoms from their shingles as I am having. I am a 30 year old male and was recently (6 weeks ago) diagnosed with shingles. I did not break out with a rash, but I had severe pain for almost 2 weeks before I went to the doctor, and through a blood analysis I was found to have shingles. My preliminary symptoms were common; severe skin pain localized between my shoulder blades and my spine and a line of skin pain that wrapped around my torso (only on the left side of my body). I am finishing my 2nd round of Valacyclovir today and I still have numbness and tingling in my back where the initial pain occurred as well as pins and needles down my left arm. The muscles around the area where the shingles affected my back are tight and I can crack my back in this area a few times a day. When I get a good pop in this spot it relieves the numbness and tingling. Also relaxing in a chair relieves the numbness in my back as well. I had x-rays taken and they showed no signs of spinal compression and showed no signs of anything that is not supposed to be there on my spine. I'm hoping that this is normal.
When I called my doctor for a refill of the Valacyclovir I could sense concern in her voice as to why the first round did not wipe the shingles out. My case is difficult since I have no visible signs of shingles.
Any feedback would be appreciated!
Thanks!
Kim

Wakarusa, IN

#19 Sep 21, 2012
I am having mostly internal problems from having shingles. My feet are so tingly and numb is is difficult to walk sometimes. The longer I am on the the more painful they become. I also have difficulties with bowels and urinating as internally those organ are effected for example I had to be catherized for 3 weeks last October my urethra was swollen and I was unable to go on my own. Also by lower intestine sometimes feel like they are having spasms and it is very painful. I take Gabapentin300 mg three times a day and it does not help much. I hope you do not have to deal with this very long... I am unable to do many things I should be able to. I have had this Postherpetic Neuralgia for 9 months and it is not changing. I had shingles on both sides from my waist down. It began near my tailbone where the nerves split to both sides.
Best wishes to you..
Kim
Was in the same situation

Brockville, Canada

#20 Oct 2, 2012
Fla Shingler wrote:
Hello to all!
My question: Has anyone else had lingering numbness and tingling in the area that was initially affected? How about pins and needles down the arm?
I am wondering if anyone has the same lingering symptoms from their shingles as I am having. I am a 30 year old male and was recently (6 weeks ago) diagnosed with shingles. I did not break out with a rash, but I had severe pain for almost 2 weeks before I went to the doctor, and through a blood analysis I was found to have shingles. My preliminary symptoms were common; severe skin pain localized between my shoulder blades and my spine and a line of skin pain that wrapped around my torso (only on the left side of my body). I am finishing my 2nd round of Valacyclovir today and I still have numbness and tingling in my back where the initial pain occurred as well as pins and needles down my left arm. The muscles around the area where the shingles affected my back are tight and I can crack my back in this area a few times a day. When I get a good pop in this spot it relieves the numbness and tingling. Also relaxing in a chair relieves the numbness in my back as well. I had x-rays taken and they showed no signs of spinal compression and showed no signs of anything that is not supposed to be there on my spine. I'm hoping that this is normal.
When I called my doctor for a refill of the Valacyclovir I could sense concern in her voice as to why the first round did not wipe the shingles out. My case is difficult since I have no visible signs of shingles.
Any feedback would be appreciated!
Thanks!

I was recently told by my docter that I had Internal Shingles.Often overlooked because their is no blisters on the outer skin..Check it out on line and you will see.Hope this may help you and others.
Edna

Huntington Beach, CA

#21 Oct 17, 2012
When I Turned 80 I Got The Shingles That Was Feb 2012 On The Right Side Of My Face The Blisters Took Their Course Fell Off Had Them Over My Right Eye I Still Have Numbness On The Right Side Of My Forehead And Right Eye The Itching I Still Have. And It Is Still Painful Taking Nerve medication I Tell Everyone To Get Their Shingle Shot I Got Mine After I Got Shingles They Are Really Painful The Elderly Should Get Their Shot I Suffered For Eight Months So Far

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