how long should you stay off work with shingles
Mine started December 30, 2011 after a couple of days I went to a walk in clinic and was told I had shingles. Mine are on my leg the pain radiates from my lower back around my hip I have a few on my back but the majority on my inner thigh. The dr at the clinic told me next to nothing about shingles and I was too shocked to think of questions. He told me to go to my family dr. for anything to help with the pain. My dr. and her partner are both on holidays until tomorrow I have an appt. on Wednesday. #1 I was too late to get the anti viral medication. #2 I went to a homopath Dr I have been seeing and she gave me a couple of different medications one for pain and one for nerve endings - within 20 mins. of taking the nerve ending remedy I had no pain (previously felt like a car was revving its wheels on my thing and ripping the flesh). That day I went to work but at night time was in a lot of pain again so I did not work last Friday. Everyone is telling me to stay off for a week and the homopath said I more week or I will allow the virus to take control that I should let the remedy work. (it is I am almost pain free maybe a 1 or 2 compared to a 9 last week) I am very very tired - not used to calling into work to say I am ill - hate it and it is stressing me out. What is the usual time off - I drive all day and visit customers.
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