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    Shingles x2 at 24yrs old
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    An_252833 posted:
    I went to the doctor today for my second case of shingles. I'm 24 and my first bout came on over four years ago. I know that shingles usually comes later in life and can be due to a weakened immune system. I have no major chronic illness, haven't been sick, but do seem to suffer from inflammation issues (hemorrhoids, acute tendentious, joint pain). My family has a history of autoimmune issues (joint pain, RA, and some kind of nerve issue) all on my mothers side. I'm wondering what could be causing this to occur twice so early in life and am concerned it will be an on going issue that gets progressively worse as I age. Also, can I still get a shingles vaccine when I get older and is there an increased chance of developing an immunity to the medication if I continue to get shingles? Thoughts, suggestions?

    My shingles: Small bumps and patches that started on my side, abdomen and penis. Have spread to my wrists and ankles in the past three days (before medication). I've never had shingles attack my face and haven't ever had pain, just intense itching. I'm taking pills three times daily for 10 days and have a topical cream for the itching. Having a lot of trouble sleeping even after benadryl, melotonin and magnesium (combined)
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