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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

Condition: Shingles
8/21/2014 7:43:56 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Approximately one week before getting the shingles I felt very stressed out and depressed. Then a few days before the outbreak I had body aches and woke up in the morning with horrible headaches. A few days later I woke in the morning and noticed a huge patch of redness near the base of my spine on my butt. So I rubbed my hand across it and felt a blister pop. I immediately went to my Dermatologis ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Shingles
8/1/2014 10:12:51 AM

Reviewer: xprn64, 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

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