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To: deputytess

I actually had Shingles back in the ‘70s... don’t remember much about it other than it was a pain.

Can I get it again? Just asking.


23 posted on 09/04/2013 2:14:04 PM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: ataDude

Yes.


25 posted on 09/04/2013 2:15:31 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ataDude

Chances are you won’t get it again, but you can. That’s what a doctor told my mother so my mom got the shot after her attack just in case.


30 posted on 09/04/2013 2:17:19 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: ataDude
Can I get it again? Just asking.

You can, but it's unlikely.

The probability of shingles goes down significantly after the first outbreak, then again after a second outbreak.

Since I've already had it, my doctor doesn't believe I need the vaccine. The possibility of having another outbreak is less than the effectiveness of the vaccine.

Your mileage may vary. Ask your doctor.

33 posted on 09/04/2013 2:18:02 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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