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    Condition: Shingles
    4/19/2016 7:14:49 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I was diagnosed with shingles. Initial symptoms were pain in the back of my left eye, Sunburn type feeling on the top left side of my head, and then a shooting pain in my left nostril. I had headaches with these symptoms. I finally went to Urgent Care after 2 weeks of pain, and the nostril pain showing up after 2 weeks. Urgent Care suggested Shingles but then referred me to the Eye doctor. Eyes ch ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Shingles
    4/10/2016 1:58:47 PM

    Reviewer: Peterled91, 25-34 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Knew I had shingles for 4 days and figured I would just deal with the pain. Boy did I underestimate it on the 5th day of shingles the pain was intense and sleeping was not in the picture. Not to mention I was also seeing the rash emerge on my back on too of the painful rash on my side. I went to the doctor that same day she prescribe me 800mg acyclovir and bactroban which I didn't use. I'm ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Shingles
    3/21/2016 1:54:01 PM

    Reviewer: Diane, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I've had the herpes sister virus for a little over a month, started with pain on the right side of the chest wall, went to see a doctor been taking it since then, it's helping. One of the worst side effects is the heart pacing,I had to stop taking for a week, because I was taking other medications, started taking it again, have to finish it.

    Condition: Shingles
    2/20/2016 1:47:02 AM

    Reviewer: Crystal Reiki, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    My lymph nodes swelled in my armpits and under my ear on the left side. Headache for 4 days then went to urgent care and told to quit taking the med. I was shaky, extremely tired, and very emotional. So glad that is over. Unlikely i will try this one again. Was on it for 4 days.

    Condition: Shingles
    11/23/2015 9:21:26 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Day 10. Shingles drying up, but pain in left shoulder up neck continues unabated. Will ask for a pain medicine today. Need relief.

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