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Condition: Prevention of Shingles
1/1/2012 8:11:37 PM

Reviewer: Hurting and Worried, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had the Zostavax injection on 12/21/11. That night severe itching started at the site of the shot on my right upper arm and all around it. Benedryl cream helped but did not stop the itching and I was not able to return to sleep that night. The next day I noticed the development of an oval rash just below the injection site, about 3"x2", and very itchy. Over the next several days belo ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Shingles
8/27/2011 2:08:08 PM

Reviewer: JustDoingWhat'sBest, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
More that a few people have shared their stories of having shingles, so I didn't want to end up like them in my senior years and I went out and was vaccinated. Prior to the vaccine, I had a complete STD workup done and my STD workup came back negative to EVERYTHING. I am starting a new relationship now and my partner and I are having STD blood workup done before we go further. Well, my Herp ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Shingles
8/10/2011 2:08:21 PM

Reviewer: marggor, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Some post injection side effects that were incomfortable

Condition: Prevention of Shingles
7/15/2011 6:56:25 PM

Reviewer: walkorbike, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I had the shot in early June, with no discomfort or other side effects right away. However, two days later I developed a cold sore on my upper lip. Now five weeks later I have another one on the other side of my upper lip. This is not something I normally suffer, so I feel sure it is caused by the Zostavax.

Condition: Prevention of Shingles
6/2/2011 3:00:00 PM

Reviewer: vaccinetaker, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
About two years after taking the vaccine, I contracted genital herpes from my husband, who has had type 1 herpes most of his life. We've been married 40 years, and I never caught it until after taking the vaccine--coincidence? I don't know. The herpes is very virulent, with active symptoms lasting about a year and a half so far, docs can't help, it's resistant to all the anti-viral ... Show Full Comment

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