Shingles...anyone go through this?
I'm 72, live in Florida, take care of my 88 yr old hubby and our son just moved in because he got laid off. Life has been stressful, to say the least.
I developed, what I thought was hives on the back of my neck. My scalp started getting itchy and I started thinking, maybe its head lice!
Then I started feeling like I had a terrible ear ache and went to the doctor.
After examining, she told me it was shingles on my head. I have never heard of getting shingles on your scalp and neck.
Anyway, its two weeks now and I'm still miserable. I have scabs all over my scalp, pain and blisters.
I took anti-viral medication but it seems like it keeps getting worse.
My strength has been sapped, I feel weak and tired. Don't have the energy I had. I've always been active and healthy. This, on top of Covid has been a very depressing episode on my life.
Sleep is almost impossible because the burning on my head makes it almost impossible to sleep. My head hits the pillow, and its so painful.
Sorry, this is so long, hoping for someone who went through this and can give me hope.