... belly and on my lower back. I don't have much pain at shingle site. But I have stomach and lower back stomach pain. My stomach is also bloated. Does anybody have the similar experience?
I have shingle for about 10 days now. I have some shingles above my belly button , on the side of my
Question posted by Oldtsan on 30 Sep 2012
Last updated on 28 March 2022 by Tuffy106
Oldtsan 57 seconds ago
I have been to a doctor five days after I have the rash. He told me that I had the shingle. Since it had been more than three days after the on set of the shingle outbreak, he did not prescribed any anti viral medicine and told me just let the disease run it's course.
My shingle blisters are very small. They do not itch much. It seems to me it is a mild case. I started to take L Lysin a couple of days ago. L Lysin helped me to get over canker sores very quickly before. Both shingle and canker sore are caused by herpes virus. I don't know if it is related, but my muscle pain seems to have gone. I have not eaten any breakfast, i don't know if my stomach will be bloated today. I have no fever. I don't feel run down. I don't think I have another infection besides shingle. Thanks for the advice.
I have shingles.now with swollen abdomen on left side where rash is. Very painful. 4 1/2 weeks now. Took Valtrex for first 7 days. Hoping this is over soon. How long does this last?
how can anybody here say that shingles does not cause gastric distress, bloating etc... of course it does... shingles all have to do with nerves and the nerves surround and branch out to all the organs and other parts of the body... the digestive system is loaded with nerves... if you have shingles in your lower extremities like your lower spine or flank, i can guarantee that you will feel stomach upset and digestive issues... this is just common sense... the shingles virus lies in the nervous system... how can anybody be so naive to say that shingles does not affect the stomach... i am going through the shingle virus now and my back pain is unbearable... my flank feels like im being stabbed 24 hours day and my stomach is upside down and i look pregnant... shingles can mimic kidney stone pain and sciatica... im on anti-viral medication and prednisone and slowly but surely and after the 3rd day of being on these meds im finally starting to feel better...
but yes, shingles can cause bloating and can also make you urinate more... it all has to do with the nervous system... an inflamed nervous system can do very weird things to your body... i have noticed that even when i pop a xanax, i feel better because it relaxes the muscles and nervous system... when you have shingles, its important not to over eat so you dont make your stomach expand to much because its loaded and surrounded by nerves... everything is connected ladies & gentlemen when it comes to the nervous system and this is where shingles attack the most... I would also suggest taking vitamin B-12 to help heal the nerves from any damage that shingles might have caused so you don't feel the after effects long after and continue to have pain even when the rash is gone...
I have had shingles for 5 weeks now with a swelling of my abdomen and the same pain you are talking about. I take pain pills all day long to get through this. I still have a rash on my stomach and side and back. I also have back pain. I had shingles for 9 days before the rash appeared and I started on antiviral medication for 7 days. Some of the pain got better but still have bad abdominal contractions and pain all the time.
I just found out I have shingles. Started with lower back pain and stabbing pain in bottom stomach 4 days ago. Yesterday started seeing blisters. The doctor said that the pain in my stomach wasn't caused by shingles so issued a CT scan. Found nothing. But today my stomach is extremely swollen with stabbing pains. It feels like my side is going to tear where the blisters are every time I move. And now the pain in my lower back has moved to my spine. I can't get any relief from the pain and ibuprofen is not touching the pain. Anybody having this problem. Please advise
Just because you'd had them for 3 days was no reason to not treat with anti virals. They can still shorten the course of the illness. Shingles don't cause stomach pain other then a burning pain at the site of the shingles. They definately don't cause bloating.
if u can hit the comment button and add as much into as possible as to the meds the doc has u on and so fourth and how long this has been getting worse etc... there are alot of very educated people on here maso being one of them, once u add the additional info maybe alot of our support team maybe able to answer u more, but i would go with maso right now for he is very good, i also agree with him as to going to an er and having them take a look at u, don't put off till tommorow what u can do today, get in there and take care of your health, if u have no way of getting their i would call an ambulance if u are suffering this bad!! i will keep u in my prayers please keep us updated as we at drugs.com truely are a team of people who care deeply!!
Have you seen a Dr.?
Are you being treated for this viral infection , with what medication and what dose and for how long?
I suspect you have an infection besides the shingles, and that you have not and are not being treated for the herpes nor the potential infection, which by the way I hope I am wrong.
Oldtsan can you please clarify the situation, and answer my doubts? so we can try to help you.
If not I suggest you seek immediate medical attention, better safe than sorry, specially with health issues.
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