Shingles vaccine

pctree

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#1
Any of you guys done it?

A buddy of mine who is 62 has shingles and it decimated him, he can't do shit. He keeps telling me to do the vaccine as it is so effective and sides free

I distrust fucking with my body so am inclined not to
 

pctree

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#3
Oh yeh this dude worked with us a few years back, maybe 3. He was in pretty good shape. Now he can't do shit , totally fuckec
 

treebing

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#6
I got shingles when I was 30. no fun. but now I'm immune for life. I had very mild chicken pox when I was little and I guess that predisposed me. if you had a good healthy dose of chicken pox as a kid your more likely to be shingles free. now they vaccinate for chicken pox.
 

GregManning

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#7
I got shingles when I was 30. no fun. but now I'm immune for life. I had very mild chicken pox when I was little and I guess that predisposed me. if you had a good healthy dose of chicken pox as a kid your more likely to be shingles free. now they vaccinate for chicken pox.
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"... good healthy dose of chicken pox as a kid your more likely to be shingles free"

I don't think that is correct.

If you have had chickenpox, you are alway predisposed to shingles.
The current vaccines can reduce the risk of shingles by 51% (test was in people > 60)

I had shingles when I was ~40+; quite painful (& ugly).
After several days, I got an anti-virus shot (that I didn't know existed) and it resolved the pain in 1 day, and cleared me up in several days. (This was before the vaccine was available.)

Also if you have shingles, stay away from children who have not yet had chickenpox.
 
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southsoundtree

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#8
Paul, checking with the internet and your doctor about its effects/ risks in relation to other health conditions would be wise. You are the only you. Also, remember to mention any drug allergies, etc to your doctor.
 

pctree

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#9
Gregg I think your data is old, Shingrix has an effective rate of over 90%

Sean I'm not allergic to any drugs, quit the opposite in fact :)
 

treebilly

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#13
I had them pretty bad three winters ago. A very rough couple of weeks. Ended up with some drugs the docs gave me but I think it pretty much runs it’s course by the time the meds kick in. I waited a few days before going so that couldn’t of helped. Had a contract with stiff penalties for non completion so I had to suck it up and perform 72 hours a week. Damn did it suck.
Your call. I wish I never had them
 
#14
As one of the herpes viruses, shingles (herpes zoster) remains alive, if inactive, in your body for the rest of your life. All herpes viruses work this way. Shingles is the same virus as chicken pox.

I had shingles when I was 20 and it put me in hospital for 10 days and 9 teeth were killed by it. Not sure how the "vaccine" is supposed to work, since if you've ever had chicken pox, you already have live herpes zoster virus living in your body.

Also, even if you've had chicken pox AND shingles, that doesn't mean you're "immune" from shingles. You could get shingles another 100 times in your life.

Also, I believe that once you've had shingles, you can never give blood.
 
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