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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.....

Condition: Prevention of Shingles
11/2/2014 7:54:47 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I received the vaccine 5 months ago. At the site of the injection I had a 3 inch x 1 1/2 inch raised welt that went away after 3 or 4 days. I also experienced some of the side-effects of Shingles, such as extreme fatigue and joint ache but that went away after a couple of weeks. Four months after receiving the vaccine, I began experiencing itching that can start on any part of my body but prima ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Shingles
10/12/2014 9:42:41 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had the vaccine three years ago. Last week I started with a strange tingly/bruised feeling on my back....within three days, I had an excruciating "heart attack" type pain in my chest.....I was hospitalized after several tests ruling out heart and no response to GI treatment....a few days later, I developed what could finally be diagnosed as shingles......it is a very painful case with ... Show Full Comment

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