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calculusdork 11-04-2012 09:48 PM

Why does my back hurt so badly?
 
So Tuesday night I changed my rear brake pads, and it required me to contort myself a little up under the car ... so I didn't think much of it when I woke up with a sore back on Wednesday morning. Pain just on the upper left side of the back, so I figure I pulled a back muscle or something.

On Thursday night, I took a muscle relaxer before I went to bed, and when I woke up Friday morning it was even worse. I noticed that the pain had spread to my chest muscles as well. Really bad muscle pull I guess. When I woke up this morning, it was hurting as badly as it had the day before, and the day before that.

When I got out of the shower this morning, I noticed the rash on my chest. Didn't take much 'Googling' to figure out what it was.

Ah, crap.

monkeymcgee 11-04-2012 09:51 PM

So what was it?

calculusdork 11-04-2012 09:54 PM

[QUOTE=monkeymcgee;3591088]So what was it?[/QUOTE]

Shingles .

monkeymcgee 11-04-2012 09:55 PM

[QUOTE=calculusdork;3591105]Shingles .[/QUOTE]

Ah, okay--saw that when I looked it up, but thought maybe it was a weird spider bite or something nasty that was hiding in the car.

calculusdork 11-04-2012 09:57 PM

[QUOTE=monkeymcgee;3591110]Ah, okay--saw that when I looked it up, but thought maybe it was a weird spider bite or something nasty that was hiding in the car.[/QUOTE]

Definitely crossed my mind, was moving some bricks this afternoon and came across a couple of black widows, but I think that would have been much more immediate.

calculusdork 11-05-2012 10:56 AM

Doctor confirmed it was Shingles .... nothing like asking for Valtrex at your local pharmacy. I can never go back there.

Clarka3 11-05-2012 11:17 AM

lol. You should have shown them your shingles so they knew you didn't have genital herpes ;)

Oilngo 11-05-2012 11:33 AM

Ive had shingles, fricken sucks man. I am sorry to hear that. I have had shingles twice at 20 and 21. I would get the shingles shot if you have the chance to.

calculusdork 11-05-2012 11:54 AM

[QUOTE=Clarka3;3592462]lol. You should have shown them your shingles so they knew you didn't have genital herpes ;)[/QUOTE]

Or I could have shown them my herpes so they would know I ... wait ...

calculusdork 11-05-2012 11:55 AM

[QUOTE=Oilngo;3592500]Ive had shingles, fricken sucks man. I am sorry to hear that. I have had shingles twice at 20 and 21. I would get the shingles shot if you have the chance to.[/QUOTE]

It's not so bad at this point, but I expect the pain to get worse over the next few days. Got some decent pain meds, but I can't take those at work. Or [I]can[/I] I ... :devil:

ckelly1983pa 11-05-2012 03:23 PM

[QUOTE=calculusdork;3592581]It's not so bad at this point, but I expect the pain to get worse over the next few days. Got some decent pain meds, but I can't take those at work. Or [I]can[/I] I ... :devil:[/QUOTE]

Makes it almost worth it

nuccionino 11-05-2012 03:48 PM

[QUOTE=calculusdork;3591120]Definitely crossed my mind, was moving some bricks this afternoon and came across a couple of black widows, but I think that would have been much more immediate.[/QUOTE]

Doesn't Black Widow bites kill within minutes? or is that a myth? I won't Google it because it will show pictures of spiders and that is my biggest fear haha.

Hope you feel better man!

calculusdork 11-05-2012 03:54 PM

[QUOTE=nuccionino;3593635]Doesn't Black Widow bites kill within minutes? or is that a myth? I won't Google it because it will show pictures of spiders and that is my biggest fear haha.

Hope you feel better man![/QUOTE]

Thanks a lot! Black widow bites take several hours to kill, but the bite is apparently very painful and the skin becomes discolored.

Nicnac 11-05-2012 04:34 PM

[QUOTE=calculusdork;3592402]Doctor confirmed it was Shingles .... nothing like asking for Valtrex at your local pharmacy. I can never go back there.[/QUOTE]

Don't worry about it. Valtrex is for treating the symptoms which come from several different ailments (chicken pox is not too uncommon)...

MetDude 11-05-2012 06:32 PM

[QUOTE=calculusdork;3591105]Shingles .[/QUOTE]

crap. feel better.

fm8418 11-05-2012 08:08 PM

[QUOTE=ckelly1983pa;3593471]Makes it almost worth it[/QUOTE]

They make everything better

calculusdork 11-05-2012 08:51 PM

[QUOTE=fm8418;3595132]They make everything better[/QUOTE]

Maybe, but Lortab 10's have [U]no[/U] effect on this thing. Hurting worse by the hour. :mad:


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