Awhile Back...


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I posted some pics of a rash that I developed and I thought it was gear related. The rash did turn out to be shingles which wasn't that big of deal. The pain went away after 4 days and the rash/bumps took about 2 weeks to heal.

Last night while I was at work, I started to get a cramp in my stomick. The pain started out mild so I continued to work without complaints. Eventually it became so severe that I felt very weak and drowsy. I went to my supervisor and told him what was wrong and that is when the pain hit really hard. I hit the ground, my arms/fingers and whole face became numb, i started to sweat and shake. This extreme pain went on for about 30 minutes up until the Paramedics came and knocked me out. This was no doubt the worst pain I have ever experienced in my life. Felt like my chest/stomick was going to explode.

As soon as I get to the Emergency room the cramp had gone back to mild pain. Doctor took a piss test and gave me some anti-ox drinks. Anyways what he thinks may have caused that sudden strike of pain is the shingles. It can cause nerve damage near the area of the rash. My rash happens to be near the chest.

So, my question to you guys is. Is this all gear related? If I didn't go on Fina for 4 weeks would I be in this situation?
were you honest with the doc about your gear use? I cant see how the gear would affect you that way, it was probably just what the doc said
I think a doctor could give you the best answer to this question. I have never heard of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) causing shingles, but anything is possible.
i doubt it's Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) related but im sorry to here about the experiance you went threw.
you have to make sure you tell your doc what you are using, that includes everything from Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) to OTC supplements.
This is a stretch, but shingles usually strikes the elderly or the immune-suppressed ( HIV, ppl on longterm prednisone, etc) Do you fit into either of those categories? Gear related immune suppression? Does it happen?
Also, there is an entity known as post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) that causes pain well after the lesions have healed. It's treatable, the earlier the better.
Your episode does not sound like classic PHN, but it can do whatever it wants to, and this could be an oddball case. If you continue with burning, or electrical or aching type pains in the trunk area, see a pain specialist. Earlier is better w/ PHN.
i like the fact that we have all these doctors. however, i think im gonna need to grab anotherbeer before i start coughing for DRveejay
Thanks for the input guys. I'm afraid to experience what I did earlier today so I won't hesitate to get my doctors opinion, just gotta wait until monday :(