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    Condition: Prevention of Shingles
    9/9/2012 10:15:16 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I had shingles 4 years ago lasting about a month. I recieved the vaccine three weeks to prevent any recurrence, the shot was not painful, had some redness and soreness at the site for 3 days, no problems after that.

    Condition: Prevention of Shingles
    5/22/2012 10:58:35 PM

    Reviewer: splash2, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Got the Zostavax today. Within 5 min of getting it,felt weird,like a "rush". Then my head felt pressure,hard to discribe. I have controlled high BP but since I had the shot at a Pharmacy, I took my BP there and it was 179/95 p.82. This is very high for me. I am allergic to ACE inhibitors, aspirin and tetracylines and told nurse who screened me of this. Had also seen my primary Dr. in the ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Shingles
    3/26/2012 9:08:30 PM

    Reviewer: Me, 65-74 Male (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    At annual physical, Family Dr. recommended shingles vaccine... Never had chicken pox... $45.00 copay. On 1/123/12, the injection was painless at my pharmacy- no sores... Two weeks later joint pain started & remains today is 3/26/12... Pharmacist talked to Merck. they said it is not related. My advice to prospective users is to google www.merck.com It tells you joint pain is a side effect. So ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Shingles
    2/26/2012 9:15:32 AM

    Reviewer: hogfan235, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I am 59 years old and multiple family members had Shingles. I received my vaccination on Wednesday afternoon and noticed itching on my right leg on Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon I concluded that I had Shingles due to the red rash, itching and swelling at multiple locations on my right leg. I had an intense work out on Thursday might which may have lowered my resistance but there was no reco ... Show Full Comment

    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

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