Right now I have my posts spread out among 3 different threads so I figured I would condense everything down into one. Shingles ends up affecting one in 3 people so there is a good chance some of you will have to deal with this at one point in your life!
For those of you that have not been following along.....
Last monday i started to get a weird sensation from my right hip, it sort of felt like a strained muscle, kind of a pinching, burning sensation.
By wednesday the entire hip area was tender, almost like I had hit it with something but I had no bruising.
thursday I started getting weird shooting pains in my lower stomach near that area.
Friday I started getting aches and pains in my right leg and arm, and my lower back started to get pain and burn.
saturday morning i started to get bumps in that area but you could barely see them.
sunday the pain started getting very bad, the bumps had gotten a littler more red but still did not seem like a big deal. I called an urgent care and described my symptoms and they told me to go to the ER. At the ER it took the doctor about two minutes to figure out I had shingles. Turns out I have another patch starting on my lower back that I can not really see.
So they gave me some prescriptions and sent me on my way.
Yesterday morning it looked like this.
this morning it looks like this.
so it is not going in the right direction!
the stuff on my back is getting bad too but I cant really get a picture of it, might ask the wife for help.
I have an appointment with my normal doctor this morning for him to double check the diagnosis and talk to me about pain med options because what they have me on is not cutting it.