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Gidget^
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   Posted 12/3/2007 11:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I found a rash on my stomach this afternoon.  It was in a horizontal line with a red mark every 1/2 inch.  The line went from my belly button to my side.  Now there is a second area about 2 inches below that running in a somewhat horizontal line and the red marks are closer.  This is all on the left side of my torso.  At first I thought it was early stages of shingles but now I'm not sure.  I'm starting to get the red marks on the right side of my torso and I have two almost in my arm pit now.  Total there are 32 red marks over my torso ... When I googled shingles it said it was uncommon to get on both sides of the body but it didn't say you never got them on both sides of the body.  When I look at rash photos, it looks like early stages of shingles/chicken pox (but no blisters yet), no fever and the headaches I've been having for a month I'm sure doesn't have anything to do with it.  I had chicken pox bad as a child and as far as I know I have not been exposed.  Sometimes they itch, sometimes they burn.  Any thoughts?


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redrose77
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   Posted 12/4/2007 12:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I suggest a doctor visit ASAP
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 12/4/2007 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
It does sound like shingles because it acted on each side separately. If there is a chance the abnormal will hapen, it happens to us.

Call the doc NOW, because the meds for shingles work best if they are taken w/i a short time of the start. Then post an update AFTER you get your meds (if ordered) and have taken them.

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Gidget^
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   Posted 12/4/2007 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Will do Rosie, I have a 3:00 pm appointment today with the dr. I'm able to call the doctor and just give them my first name and they know who I am. That is sad.
Gidget^
 
SLE 9/07, FMS '90's, Spinal Stenosis, Osteoarthritis, Sinus Tach, PVC's, Kidney Stones, RLS, Parotid Neurofibroma 8/04, Cervical Cancer 9/06, Enchondroma on my skull 11/07
Plaquenil, Toprol XL, Prozac, Zyrtec-D, Zocor, Vitamins B6 & B12, Pepcid, Folic Acid, Loratab ,Percoset, Toradol
 
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
 
 


Gidget^
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   Posted 12/4/2007 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Dr. said that even though it looks like shingles he doesn't think it is.  Because I have it on both sides of my body and he has never seen it on both sides he thinks that it is just a lupus rash.  He's put me on a 10 day dose of Cipro along with the yeast infection pill and hopefully I'll be all better.  The one thing he did find was I have a ear infection in my left ear.  That explains why I've been so dizzy and the headaches. 

Just an add on note ... the spots are starting to change and I am getting little blisters on each red spot.  Very strange ... it does look like shingles. 


Gidget^
 
SLE 9/07, FMS '90's, Spinal Stenosis, Osteoarthritis, Sinus Tach, PVC's, Kidney Stones, RLS, Parotid Neurofibroma 8/04, Cervical Cancer 9/06, Enchondroma on my skull 11/07
Plaquenil, Toprol XL, Prozac, Zyrtec-D, Zocor, Vitamins B6 & B12, Pepcid, Folic Acid, Loratab ,Percoset, Toradol
 
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
 
 

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