Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?

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Have you had chickenpox?

No
5
10%
Yes, just chickenpox
33
69%
Yes, both chickenpox and shingles
8
17%
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2
4%
 
Total votes: 48
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Ironhide
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PostPoll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by Ironhide » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:47 pm

I wrote:Feeling extremely irritable today thanks to the horrific toothache like pain in the right side of my head, face and neck. plus I look like I've been punched in the face repeatedly.

Taking Paracetamol, Codeine and Ibuprofen is just about keeping me semi comfortable but FFS this is one of the worst illnesses I've ever had.

I don't get why they don't routinely vaccinate against Chickenpox, it might not be that serious during childhood but if it comes back as an adult it can be quite nasty with long term effects such as sight and hearing loss, nerve damage and chronic (sometimes excruciating) pain.


As the above suggests, I am currently suffering from the dreaded adult form of chickenpox known as shingles and quite frankly it strawberry floating suck.

So, have any of you lot had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with the Herpes Zostra virus?

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PostRe: Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by Rightey » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:51 pm

I had it as a kid. I thought if you got it then it won't come back.

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Jam-Master Jay
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PostRe: Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by Jam-Master Jay » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:52 pm

As a kid a number of us caught it in nursery.

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PostRe: Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by Corazon de Leon » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:57 pm

Had chickenpox as a kid, allegedly had shingles last May but it was only in one small area of my arm and other than the actual lump itself I had absolutely no other symptoms so either I have the immune system of an absolute champion or it wasn’t shingles.

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PostRe: Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by more heat than light » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:01 pm

Rightey wrote:I had it as a kid. I thought if you got it then it won't come back.


It's much more unlikely but not impossible.

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Ironhide
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PostRe: Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by Ironhide » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:03 pm

Rightey wrote:I had it as a kid. I thought if you got it then it won't come back.


The virus can become dormant for years before returning during adulthood in a more aggressive form.

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PostRe: Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by Dowbocop » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:08 pm

Shingles is one of the few things that has laid my dad up when he had it a few years ago, he felt awful!

I've had chickenpox. Apart from not scratching the spots I don't remember feeling too ill. Got no sympathy back at school either because some bellend broke his leg at the same time :x

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PostRe: Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by Preezy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:12 pm

Had it as a child, though I have no memory of it. Looking forward to my daughter getting it in the next couple of years, fun fun fun!

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PostRe: Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by Garth » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:27 pm

Had both as a child.

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PostRe: Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by Pedz » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:28 pm

I had chickenpox at 7 years old and 11 years old.

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PostRe: Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by Moggy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:29 pm

Hehehe Ironhide’s got Herpes.

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PostRe: Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by Moggy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:30 pm

Seriously that sucks mate, I’ve never had shingles but I’ve known people that have had it and it sounds awful.

I think I had chicken pox as a kid, but I can’t really remember.

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PostRe: Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by Ironhide » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:37 pm

I had it when I was 14, my brother had it first and basically infected the whole household.

I didn't get too many spots or other symptoms because at the time I was taking some steroid based medication which meant the doctor prescribed me some Acyclovir (apparently chickenpox and steroids are a dangerous mix).

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Ironhide
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PostRe: Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by Ironhide » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:45 pm

Moggy wrote:Hehehe Ironhide’s got Herpes.


Not the sexy kind though (that'd be Herpes Simplex).

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PostRe: Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by Lagamorph » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:02 pm

I think I had Chickenpox as a child, don't remember it though.

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PostRe: Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by Lorn64 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:09 pm

I've only ever had chickenpox.
According to my mum, I've had it twice, although, I only ever remember having it once... The first time must've occurred when I was really young and I have no memory of it. :?

Anyway... I remember the "second" time. I can't remember my exact age at the time, but I feel I was around 8 or 9. It really wasn't a fun thing to have and I have a couple of scars left over from it.

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PostRe: Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by Curls » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:18 pm

I had chicken pox when i was 4 and Shingles when i was 7. it was gooseberry fool.

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PostRe: Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by Lotus » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:38 pm

I had chickenpox when I was a kid, and shingles when I was maybe 14 or 15. Can't remember the chickenpox, and the shingles was nothing more than a rash on my lower back, don't remember it being painful or anything really.

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PostRe: Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by Karl » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:46 pm

I have never had chickenpox.

Looking forward to getting adult chickenpox in my nuts and going sterile :datass:

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PostRe: Poll - Have you had chickenpox or shingles?
by Death's Head » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:52 pm

I got it when I was about 32. My son got it from nursery and infected my daughter (then about 4 months old) and me slightly after. I just thought I had flu because after a couple of days I felt fine, although was developing a rash. Got sent home from work for 2 weeks, returned for a half a day and then had 4 weeks off abroad. Great times :)

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