JuliaD Posted March 23, 2007 Share Posted March 23, 2007 Before you all take the opportunity to tell me about your roofing problems, let me make it clear I'm talking about dermatological shingles. I came down with shingles of the forehead on March 2nd. While I wasn't "deathly" sick, or in "horrid" pain, I have to say it's one of the scarier things that has happened to me in my life. The shingles were below my eyebrow line, and there was a real possibility of them going into my eyes, which can result in blindness. I had some very sharp "shooting" pains in my head. My forehead looked like... well, in the beginning, I had a huge red lump on my forehead, 2 weeks later, my forehead looked like someone had glued soggy rice krispies to it. I was lucky in many ways, my eyes were not affected, and while I did experience some pain, I didn't have nearly the amount of pain some shingles sufferers get.I'm back at work, tho the redness and irritation aren't 100% gone. This condition hit me lightning fast, and I'm curious to know if anyone else here ever had shingles, and if you did, how and where did they develop? The most frequent location is around the waist, but they can occur literally anywhere in the body that has a nerve path. Mine sort of looked like I had a big red check mark on my forehead, beginning at the hairline, going down to the eyebrow, then making a "V" back up toward the hairline. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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