Actually, I sort of Dx'd the shingles myself. Whilst in ER the area of pain in the back on the left just at or above the waist line started itching and when I reached back to itch I thought I felt some small "pimples" or bumps. When the nurse came back in I asked her to take a look at it, could it be shingles. She took one look ... and off she went to bring the doctor back. They were just beginning to appear and even the doctor wasn't absolutely positive but was willing to go w/the shingles Dx. By the time they got a hold of my family doctor, etc. (you know how long it can take in ER, especially when a gun shot wound is brought in) the rash was much more apparent and the next doctor who came in to take a look had no question in his mind but that it was definitely shingles.
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 3/16/2008 5:37:09 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (yankeespg23) : 3/17/2008 12:02:50 PM (GMT-6)