Shingles - please help me with this god awful illness
I have contracted shingles. It started with headaches for four days before I dragged myself into the hospital.
I was given iv meds in the hospital for the overnight that I was there. I am now on nerve pain meds, and morphine. Still I am in the most horrible pain. My whole scalp is affected, the right side of my face and eye are affected. My eye is swollen shut. and I am not able to see out of it.
I am asking for any knowledge that anyone has of this disease. I am told to be on complete bed rest. This is not something that I am used to. I am used to taking care of my husband and kids and my household. I don't have the energy to do anything, but I am trying. I at least get to make supper, and then I do one chore per day. I feel accomplished doing something.
Anyone going through this, or have gone through this, please help me.
I miss my life. I want to go back to work and take care of my family.
How long does it take to heal from this. I am told because I am 45 and that shingles has happened in a rare place, that it will take much longer to heal from this, and that even when the shingles virus leaves me, that I can be affected by it for months later.
I pray this is not the case.
I was just about to pull all the hair out of my body, due to the pain, my doctor wanted to put me back in the hospital but I refused, so he gave me a high dosage of morphine to deal with the pain, it is helping, but still feel the pain in my scalp, face and eye.
anyone who can give me some words of encouragement please that would help me so much
I am not in a good place with this illness, right now.
thank you in advance