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Date Joined Sep 2003
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   Posted 12/2/2005 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a skin condition, seborrheic.  It will always be with me and will flare up during the winter months.  It affects the face and scalp.  I'm relieved, because my scalp was itchy for a while and I was getting major whim whams about it.  Felt like little things in my hair.  Even bought an embarassing shampoo!
Since I was there, I had the blood work for Arimidex done and had a flu shot.  I also asked him about a pain I had in my ribbs-area on the right.  Whenever Bob touched it, It really hurt.  It was really wierd.
Turns out I may have shingles.
Itchy in the Cattskills.
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius


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Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 2921
   Posted 12/3/2005 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Shingles seems to be one of those gifts that comes from illnesses that compromise your immune system. The virus is in your body from chicken pox usually. I seem to get it everytime I am around anyone with chicken pox that stirs up my viruses. I have been lucky that mine have not been painful, just itchy and they are very treatable with the anti virus medication used. Hope yours is, too. Hugs MK

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 239
   Posted 12/4/2005 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I have pain in my right side also, the doctor thought it was gallstones and i had acat scan and ultrasound and everything looked ok.except the radiologist couldnt explain why there were lymph nodes show up on cat scan on my right side.The onc. isnt to worried about it he said everyone has lymph nodes.I would like to know why i have pain on my side,its very painful.I dont know what else the doctors can do...Tammy
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