My mum got shingles and has been in a lot of pain with it. Ill get the vaccine against it when im 60.
If you have had chicken pox as a child or young adult you can get a much worse variant of it when you’re older called Shingles:
A friend recently had shingles and he experienced over half a year of nerve pain. I have had the Shingrex vaccine to lower my odds of getting Shingles.
Yes, I had chicken pox as a kid, but managed to get shingles a few months ago. I still have pain and a permanent discoloration on my skin. So annoying.
You are a medical worst case scenario.
The doctor said once you get shingles, the odds are very high of getting it again. You can’t just get it once and it’s over. It’s the bollocks.
Of what are called here “childhood illnesses” I’ve only ever caught one: mumps. I was 14.
So no, never had chicken pox. I’m vaccinated against it, so the odds of getting it are much lower, although still above zero.
yep, have a round scar on my forehead from getting chicken pox when I was only a toddler.
I have no clue. Probably when I was a kid. Don’t remember
I got the two-dose Shingrix vaccine.
Yeah i got chicken pox when i was 6 and i also got shingles when i was 19
Never got it before. Had my vaccines as a child.
I think I had chickenpox at age 7 or 8. My sister and I had at the same time and my brother had it the week before.
Edit: my kids had a chickenpox vaccine and had never gotten chickenpox. I didn’t hear of their friends getting chickenpox either.
I didn’t get it as a child so when i was in my mid-late teens a doctor vaccinated me for it so ive never had it
Shingles is a kind of chicken pox
If you have chicken pox as a kid it won’t kill you but if you have it older in life it can kill you
It is true if you have chicken pox once you can’t get it again but you can get shingles
I had chicken pox at 13. It was so severe that when old pox fell off, fresh new pox were underneath. I was covered in them everywhere. It was awful! I’m getting vaccinated for shingles as soon as I turn 50!!!
My cousins got it when we were children. My parents tried the chicken pox party so i could catch it as a child and not worry about getting it again. I never did and would hate to get it now
I had shingles in mid thirties about ten years ago, it wasnt good i hated it. The feeling being run down but the rash blisters was on lower back, left, it cleared after a month i think
There is a vaccine for it so you won’t have to bother with it.
Oh how weak am i in not knowing all this .
I was thinking all this while it was a curse and went to retreat as well silly me.
I was a crazy young fool. Those days .
And now its better i at least i got so many people to talk to if there is something in need to know
Is there a vaccination for it?
I have never had it.