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    Condition: Shingles
    9/12/2017 11:40:42 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Started off the week before, with a stinging, burning sensation down the back of my head & neck of the right side. The sensation continued below my ear and around my neck. Couldn't figure out what it was? After waking up, Tues morning, there were small "blisters" behind my R ear, partially in my hairline? Also, it was hard to swallow, I thought I (maybe) had strep? It felt ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Shingles
    6/11/2017 2:43:53 PM

    Reviewer: OC Guy, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Woke up with what I thought was bug bites on the left side of my rib cage. Had been in Las Vegas and thought I'd brought bed bugs home. Decided to get the bites looked at in Urgent Care and was told I had shingles. At least I won't have to call a bug company. Haven't had any side effects with this drug. Other than feeling a bit tired, but that might be my body fighting the virus. ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Shingles
    5/24/2017 4:36:54 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Felt a patch of raised bumps and leathery skin on lower right side of back after reading one evening. Thought I was bitten by a spider but the next day fearing an egg laying critter I went to the doctor. Usually I never go to a doctor. Shingles! My MD just rolled off the entire litany of the virus. I am a high energy person but felt tired after starting the meds and a few times during the ingestio ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Shingles
    5/17/2017 11:43:31 AM

    Reviewer: Jmlifes, 19-24 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I'm a person who hates taking pills because I feel like throwing up as soon as I take them. Knowing this pills are huge; I didn't reacted so well. This pills have help. I got diagnose with shingles and I've had some major headaches and vomiting. If you're reading this... it's because you probably have shingles right now. It's going to go away. Maybe not as soon as possible ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Shingles
    5/7/2017 8:38:30 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Diagnosed with shingles for first time yesterday and took first dose of valtrex as well. Treatment is 3 pills/day x 7 days. So far so good. I highly suggest drinking two medium size cups of water and have a meal BEFORE taking valtrex. This may reduce headaches and nausea. Got a little dizzy with first dose, but it only lasted a few minutes. I noticed reduction of vesicles the next day. Pain level ... Show Full Comment

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