- Jul 7, 2010
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So Saturday morning I wake up with some red splotches on my face, don't think to much of them, maybe just skin irritation. So by Saturday afternoon I start getting what I think is a tooth ache, my face is slightly swollen, so think ya maybe getting an impacted tooth. Sunday morning I wake up and bam, the splotches have doubled and I am in a lot of pain. The left side of my face is swollen, my teeth hurt, my ear hurt, pretty much the whole left side of my face hurt. So off to the ER I go. They tell me I am having some kind of allergic reaction and to take some benadryl and aspirin and call my Dr. in the morning. I call BS and have another ER Dr. take a look and he tells me it could be shingles, but sticks with the other Dr's, diagnosis. So I can't sleep Sunday night I am in so much pain, so I leave a desperate message on my Dr's on call line for an appointment for first thing Monday morning. I get right in and the first thing she says is you have shingles. So I start on an anti viral drug and some nerve blocker for the pain. The problem is the nerve blocker takes a couple days to really start working. No over the counter aspirin, Advil, Tylenol, or ibuprofen kills the pain. What the hell do people do to help? I have tried a bunch of home remedies and the only temporary help is a heat pack. This afternoon the pain is easing a little, but god damn it still hurts. Any ideas?