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Shingles and Diabetes ?

Discussion in 'Other Health Conditions and Diabetes' started by anna29, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. ronialive

    ronialive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    when we have chickenpox it leaves markers/virus in our system. When we are run down - which can be connected with stress it can reactivate as shingles. My mother had chicken pox when pregnant with my sister and so the markers were left in my sister even though she did not have it herself. When she was ill with measles it triggered shingles for her.

    People don't get shingles by being in contact with someone with chicken pox= could be contact with any vrus or cold or just stress etc.
    Hope you get better soon as it isn't nice.
     
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  2. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Hi @anna29 are you feeling any better now?
     
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  3. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Yup - I can relocate it .
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    How are feeling now anna, as it seemed to knock you for six, especially having one thing after another.
    Take care

    RRB x
     
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  5. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    This can certainly be "auto immune" condition typed .
    My doctor says it is possible along with my diabetes/coeliac/hypothyroidism .
    Plus I do have mito chondrial disease too (energy cells)
    I was born with either too little of these or they were damaged .

    All I can say - it is VERY painful (shingles that is)
    Still got some sore painful patches of it .
     
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  6. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Feel mentally brighter but have to do keep doing things in a little and often mode .
    Still need and use the pain relief though and magic cream especially at night
    only way I can relax and sleep .
    Thanks for asking RRB :).
     
  7. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Not abandoned thread at all - busy sleeping when pills/cream finally works .
    Then mod duties (back yesterday - Sunday 8th march)
    Little bit done often is best currently for myself .

    Caught up with this thread now folks.
    Apologies :sorry: to all .
     
  8. Clivethedrive

    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Glad your improving anna29 ::))
     
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  9. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Welcome back @anna29 ....you need to get 100% better ...shingles is not nice ...
    Glad things are improving for you tske care ..best wishes ..Kat x
     
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  10. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Doctor is running some immune system tests on me .
    Loads of bloods were taken this morning and sent off today .
    Form she had - had loads written on it from my doctor.

    If it comes back with a positive finding - my doctor wants to
    refer me 'back' to the specialist at the hospital .
    Saw him in 2010 he was looking into Addisons and Cushings back then .
    All tests came back normal 'then' so he let me go .
    Only had one blood positive for something so they retested and it came back as normal .

    Will wait and see what this lot of blood results are .
    Take things easy little and often is best for me currently.
     
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  11. jinatki

    jinatki Type 1 · Member

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    Get Well Soon!
    I`v been Type 1 for 33 years but I `v never caught chicken pox.. I went for a blood test last week, if the results are negative for the chicken pox virus I`v got to go back to my doctor for a chicken pox vaccination!
     
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