lemonhead...sounds excrutiating!! Hope you don't get anymore!
redbull...never had shingles, I hope I never do. They can happen if you've had chicken pox way back when and if you've been exposed to chicken pox, had an extreme series of x-rays, been on immunosuppressants, been very ill with a very low immune system..etc. I know of one woman who gets them often..yikes! Hope you don't get them again.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!