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    Condition: Shingles
    6/4/2018 8:43:38 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    Cure was worse than the shingles. Rash gone within the week but upset stomach, bloating was very very uncomfortable. Couldn't get a deep breath due to inflamed stomach and intestines. Took 3 weeks for me to get appetite back.

    Condition: Shingles
    2/27/2018 10:16:20 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    The only problem I have is an upset stomache and a bit lethargic. However, it has helped to stop and heal the spread within 5 days!

    Condition: Shingles
    1/26/2018 7:51:41 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Does not work has taken 4 week's to clear up. Have never had such a hard time getting rid of it as with this medication. After switching to another manufacturer have had GREAT RESULTS

    Condition: Shingles
    12/9/2017 11:55:35 AM

    Reviewer: Wilma, 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:
    This is the scope on my mysterious illness this week that had ER doc’s stumped. I started with a rash that looked like it could be shingles on Monday evening and my pharmacist prescribed Valtrex (an antiviral medication-stopped after only 3 doses). From there on I got a rash that within 2 days covered most of my body. Nothing helped; Benadryl & Reactine did not do their thing. Then Wednesday e ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Shingles
    11/8/2017 11:12:19 AM

    Reviewer: Erin, 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I had pain in my left shoulder, arm and hand for 3 days. Then after getting home from dinner with my mom I saw I had some bumps on my arm took a shower and saw some on my shoulder. My boyfriend is a landscaper so I just figured he gave me poison ivy or poison oak. Day 3 with the bumps getting worse and the pain unbearable. I went to the doctors after getting off work and was told it was Shingles. ... Show Full Comment

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