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  • Posted By: Deanne1977
  • August 30, 2007
  • 02:49 AM

I am 30 years old and recently developed shingles. I dont feel like I have been under any stress so I am concerned what may have cause it. I have gone to my dr several times over the past year with the following list of symptoms.
1. Numbness in both feet and occasionally hands
2. Infertility... had all tests done with no diagnosis
3. Frequent headaches and joint pain
4. Fatigue and general feelign of unwell
5. Stomach pain
6. Frequent bladder infections
7. Frequent urination
8. Eye infections

I know I am missing a few things on my list but those are the most bothersome
In the past year I have had pneumonia, and now shingles.

I have had my gallbladder out and also emergency sergury due to atear in the peritineum (which hold the lower organs) which resulted in 76 staples in my abdomen. i have done soem reading about how internal scar tissue can cause major pain but it doesnt go with all the symptoms. I haev had tons of blood work done and it has all coem back normal so far

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  • I would look into Celiac Disease, if it you have not been diagnosed with it and you do have it, untreated can cause multiple symptoms (some life-threatening) Good luck.
    BigHopes 7 Replies
    • August 30, 2007
    • 05:24 AM
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  • You poor thing....Im not sure about your other symptoms but I know a little about shingles. My daughter was 14 when she had her first bout of shingles. She had the flu was studying hard, and in the end just got very run down (but not stressed). We were told that shingles is a chicken pox virus that lays dormat in your spine until the occasion arises for it to rear it ugly head. Where it lies in the spine is where the rash/blisters appear. Hers appeared on her upper arm. 3 years later it resurfaced on her face...but not nealy as bad. We used a burn spray to relieve her pain.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 30, 2007
    • 09:17 AM
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  • Have your doctor order a KUB xray to see if a staple is making trouble. How did you tear your peritoneum? Car crash? Adhesions are very common after abdominal surgery, and you might be experiencing that. Unfortunately I think the treatment is re-repair. Numbness (paresthesias) and infertility may be signs of diabetes. Did they test you for that? Also eye infections. Look up each of your symptoms with diabetes and read up (such as "infertility and diabetes"). Is your frequent urination due to increased thirst? If you had chickenpox as a kid, the herpes zoster virus is living in your nerves somewhere. An outbreak COULD be caused by stress. Individuals develop shingles for many different reasons, most of which are thought to be a result of events which depress the immune system, such as aging, severe emotional stress, severe illness, immunosuppression or long-term use of corticosteroids. However, the cellular and immunological events that lead to reactivation are poorly understood. So, no one really knows. I hope you got started on anti-virals (Valtrex)right away. Anyone reading this, get to a doc or ER within 72 hours of the first blister and the shingles can be greatly reduced by prompt treatment. It will be only on one side of the body. Also, what do you mean by stomach pain? Divide your abdomen into four quarters. Right upper quadrant is where the stomach is. Your gut is in the lower quadrants.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • August 30, 2007
    • 10:44 AM
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  • Try this-- it seems to corroborate some of your symptoms:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000858.htm
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • August 30, 2007
    • 04:06 PM
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