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jollib posted:
Can someone give a timeline or shingles? Also a suggestion for severe pain relief ? Haave had shingles for 8 days. It started with sensitivity of skin on side. Day 2 the rash started to break out. At this time I got an antiviral med to take 7 days. Days 3 to 7 have been very uncomfortable with the rash spreading around my waist and back, blistering, burning and occasional sharper pain. Now I keep having severe burning and a kinda piercing pain attacks. They last 1-2 minutes but really are excruciating! Anyone know how long these may last? Thanks
davedsel responded:

There is a WebMD Shingles Health Center here:

That should answer your questions.
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