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Condition: Shingles
5/12/2015 9:08:11 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Start having nerve pains in my left leg for 2 days, pain was unbearable at night day 3 I notice a large rash in my left hip with blisters I was seen in urgent care diagnosed with shingles . I started acyclovir 800 mg 5/times a day with prednisone and pain medication the shingles started clearing up after five days the nerves pain continues. Horrible pain

Condition: Shingles
2/5/2015 12:57:53 AM

Reviewer: klo, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have had the shingles breakout on my buttocks for about 10 years, and it has been very painful for me, and within last year it started to occur up to twice a month at times. So about 4 months ago my Doctor prescribed acyclovir 4 tablets daily, and I have not had a single breakout since being on it. The medication is a blessing to me. Now it doesn't help with the longterm nerve pain from the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Shingles
9/23/2014 4:11:13 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I took this drug after being diagnosed with shingles. Initially, I had stiff neck and then a burning sensation with a subsequent rash on my neck. I was diagnosed the day my rash appeared. This medication may have minimized my shingles virus in terms of the rash. However, I did have continued pain for a period of two months. Due to the continued pain levels, blood tests were ordered. (more on t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Shingles
8/27/2014 9:19:14 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Wanted to give everyone on here an update from last week when I first got the shingles. Finished my meds yesterday at 800mg. 5 X a day for 7 days. Gradually seeing the light at the end of the tunnel but still too ill to get back to work. Each day I'm getting a little more strength back and still have the nerve pain but this too is getting better. Blessings to all ~

Condition: Shingles
8/24/2014 4:56:56 PM

Reviewer: Chatterbox, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Small rash appeared just left on my spine , 3rd day after noticing I went to doc. First round of 400mg didnt do anything,now on second round with 800mg. Rash is lighter and the burning sensation that wrapped around my side is fading some. Higher dose has upset my stomach some but I can deal with it. The rash is drying out so my shirt is catching it and making it itch like crazy! Note to self: ... Show Full Comment

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