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sores all over body, itching, pain, following shingles

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 10, 2007
  • 09:47 PM

In Nov. 2005, I was diagnosed with shingles. They were very painful but never completely "came out" as blisters, was more of a rash and severe pain. In Feb. 2006, after the shingles pain had subsided somewhat, I started breaking out with sores that appeared to look like chicken pox to a small degree, mostly on my arms and legs. They subsided somewhat and then started coming back. I continued to have extreme itching and pain. I now have the sores all over my body, including soles of feet and palms of hands. My skin itches and burns. The sores are painful and bleed. I cannot stand to be in water, not even to wash my hands, it burns the skin, even cold water. I have been given Lyrica for nerve pain and Tranxene which is an anti-anxiety. I have also been given a kenolog shot which helped some and a cream that helped the sores but has now burned the rest of my skin badly. My ankles and feet are very swollen. The doctors don't seem to have any idea what casued this. Now they say my skin is inflamed and infected. These sores start under the skin, you can feel the lumps, sort of like a blister, then open up. They are about the size of a pea and larger. The drugs I am taking make me very drousy and I cannot read, watch TV, etc, because of blurred vision (someone else is typing this for me). I have also tried vicadin for the pain, with little relief. I rarely get a full nights sleep, waking with terrible itching and/or pain. I have also tried a sleeping pill to no avail. Has anyone ever had these symptoms or know of anyone with anything similar. I am at my wits end with this and get little help from the doctors I have seen. Thank you.

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