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Condition: Prevention of Shingles
3/20/2015 12:15:54 PM

Reviewer: Wail, 65-74 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Not only did not prevent shingles, but I also developed neuralgia.....a year later and still suffering. I would have been better off NOT receiving the vaccine since I didn't have typical symptoms....just excruciating pains in my chest....so too late for anti-viral. Just say NO to the shingles vaccine!!

Condition: Prevention of Shingles
3/19/2015 2:28:32 AM

Reviewer: cellomama, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Got the shot on Thursday afternoon - slight case of diahrea on Fri. but no big deal. Saturday, I start feeling tired and get a slight fever. Sunday the fever goes to 101, sore throat, sore glands, the shot spot is sore and red with a few bumps and I'm down for the count. Monday, sore throat, no energy. Tuesday, sore throat, little energy. Wed. sore throat reappears in the PM along with an ear ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Shingles
2/4/2015 9:37:06 PM

Reviewer: Molly, 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
For those who just had the injection and expressing their satisfaction, give it time. I would have said the same three years ago.......then I not only developed shingles but PHN......Merck has NO interest in follow up based on their reaction to my call. EXCRUCIATING is an understatement! If that lack of interest, I wonder how they did their studies!!!!!

Condition: Prevention of Shingles
1/17/2015 7:02:10 AM

Reviewer: kay, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
had vaccine 3days ago. cost $245 here in Australia. No subsidy. Today have shingles on my hand. Confirmed by my doctor. As a nurse I also was positive it was the shingles..blisters, pain, burning sensation. Actually started yesterday..day2. Spreading more today. My dr & pharmacist were shocked. As was I. Wonder how long it will last?

Condition: Prevention of Shingles
11/11/2014 7:17:49 PM

Reviewer: Zee, 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had the shingle shot two years ago. I have the worst case my doctor has seen.....resistant to Lyrica etc. I am scheduled for a nerve block tomorrow since I have been MISERABLE and out of work for 6 weeks. Exhausted, feverish. Even the fetanyl patch has given me little relief. I would NOT recommend .... Do the statistics.....it only slightly lowers your odds.....

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