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Condition: Prevention of Shingles
8/28/2010 7:12:13 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Took the shot (8/3/10) injection site very sore and developed cold sores in my mouth within 24 hours. Now (8/27)experiencing severe pain in all joints and swelling. Hope this goes away soon.

Condition: Prevention of Shingles
3/3/2010 2:09:55 PM

Reviewer: Brian, 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Recieved Zostavax vaccination on 02/22/2010 and came down with shingles on 02/26/2010. Painful blisters on right side of face, forehead, and scalp. Confirmed by physician on 03/01 who also prescribed Acyclovir and Cephalexin. Obviously, I am very displeased with this situation!

Condition: Prevention of Shingles
2/23/2010 1:01:36 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have never had shingles, but I recently turned 60, and had the shot, since my wife had the shingles 2 years ago, and it seemed like the wise thing to do. I had the shot last Tuesday 02/16/10. Everything appeared just fine for a few days with no symptoms. Then I woke up Saturday morning with sore throat, headache, achiness, and a 102.8 fever; some rashes began erupting on my ring finger (I don ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Shingles
2/6/2010 5:22:47 PM

Reviewer: Ann Miller, 65-74 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My doctor recommended that I get the vaccine in June 2009, as I am 67 and have had chickenpox. I had an extremely unpleasant time for two weeks after the shot, with flu like symptoms, raised hot red area the size of a large hand on my arm, with a great deal of pain. I have had THREE short occurrences of shingles since the shot, and none before. I feel like a guinea pig. I had no idea until I read ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Shingles
2/5/2010 9:34:43 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I got the shot on Wednesday 2/3/2010. No problem with the injection until Thursday when my arm became sore. But, by Friday my arm was red, swollen, burning hot and itching. I called the pharmacy where I was given the injection, and the pharmasist told me to put cortizone cream or ointment on the red spot. By this time the "spot" was 3" x 4" in size. After putting the cream on i ... Show Full Comment

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