Thyroid Herpes Zoster Side Effect Reports
The following Thyroid Herpes Zoster side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.
This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Herpes Zoster, can occur, and what you can do about them.
A side effect could appear soon after you start Thyroid or it might take time to develop.
|Herpes Zoster, Nodule|
This Herpes Zoster side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 39-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Thyroid Tab (dosage: NA), which was started on Dec 01, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
|Dermatitis Allergic, Herpes Zoster, Myocardial Infarction|
This Herpes Zoster Thyroid Tab side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Apr 20, 2010. A Female , 88 years of age, was diagnosed with
Thyroid Herpes Zoster Causes and Reviews
What is shingles?
Shingles is an outbreak of rash or blisters on the skin. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you have chickenpox, the virus stays in your body. It may not cause problems for many years. But as you get older, the virus may reappear as shingles.Is shingles contagious?
Shingles is not contagious. But you can catch chickenpox from someone with shingles. If you've never had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine, try to stay away from anyone who has shingles.
If you have shingles, try to stay away from anyone who has not had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine, or anyone who might have a weak immune system.Who is at risk for shingles?
Anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk for getting shingles. But this risk goes up as you get older; shingles is most common in people over age 50.
People with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of getting shingles. This includes those who
- Have immune system diseases such as HIV/AIDS
- Have certain cancers
- Take immunosuppressive drugs after an organ transplant
Your immune system may be weaker when you have an infection or are stressed. This can raise your risk of shingles.
It is rare, but possible, to get shingles more than once.What are the symptoms of shingles?
Early signs of shingles include burning or shooting pain and tingling or itching. It is usually on one side of the body or face. The pain can be mild to severe.
One to 14 days later, you will get a rash. It consists of blisters that typically scab over in 7 to 10 days. The rash is usually a single stripe around either the left or the right side of the body. In other cases, the rash occurs on one side of the face. In rare cases (usually among people with weakened immune systems), the rash may be more widespread and look similar to a chickenpox rash.
Some people may also have other symptoms:
- Upset stomach
Shingles can cause complications:
- Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is most common complication of shingles. It causes severe pain in the areas where you had the shingles rash. It usually gets better in a few weeks or months. But some people can have pain from PHN for many years, and it can interfere with daily life.
- Vision loss can happen if shingles affects your eye. It may be temporary or permanent.
- Hearing or balance problems are possible if you have shingles within or near your ear. You may also have weakness of the muscles on that side of your face. These problems can be temporary or permanent.
Very rarely, shingles can also lead to pneumonia, brain inflammation (encephalitis), or death.How is shingles diagnosed?
Usually your health care provider can diagnose shingles by taking your medical history and looking at your rash. In some cases, your provider may scrap off tissue from the rash or swab some fluid from the blisters and send the sample to a lab for testing.What are the treatments for shingles?
There is no cure for shingles. Antiviral medicines may help to make the attack shorter and less severe. They may also help prevent PHN. The medicines are most effective if you can take them within 3 days after the rash appears. So if you think you might have shingles, contact your health care provider as soon as possible.
Pain relievers may also help with the pain. A cool washcloth, calamine lotion, and oatmeal baths may help relieve some of the itching.Can shingles be prevented?
There are vaccines to prevent shingles or lessen its effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that healthy adults 50 years and older get the Shingrix vaccine. You need two doses of the vaccine, given 2 to 6 months apart. Another vaccine, Zostavax, may be used in certain cases.
Thyroid Herpes Zoster Reviews
|Sat, 03 Sep 2011|
I have only been on it five days, it is better than nothing so far. My own Thyroid production took a downfall and I am used to Armour Thyroid which has been my doctor's first choice for years. I was told by my European Doctor that SynThyroid is just what it says, synthetic Thyroid and that is why I have been on Armour Thyroid as I trust his advice. What has happened for my individual case recently is that my Thyroid production went too low and my current doctor reccomended levoThyroid, insisted on it. I do not feel very good, like a light is flickering out on my energy level right now. The other variable for my sluggishness has been diagnosed with Narcolepcy with sleep apnea. So I have a C-Pap for oxygen support since I was told my breathing is irregular. So now I am trusting levoThyroid to help me from feeling weak and sluggish. It is probably too soon to tell but I feel slightly better today than a few days ago.
|Wed, 25 May 2011|
In the Spring of 2008 I went to my PCP for allergy symptoms, and when he felt my neck glands to make sure that I didn't have something similiar to strept throat, he said that's the biggest Thyrioid I've ever felt, well 2 weeks later the surgeon was removing my Thyroid and 2 tumors (one wrapped around my esophagus and the other around my neck), when the one came off of my neck the C3-5 vertabrae collasped. had the I-131, with a all clear 3 months later. Yeahhh, until the end of 2010 when I started having neck pain and problems swallowing, well that's when they found out that the vertabrea had crushed itself and that I have 2-3 more lumps on my throat (Had another bout with the I-131) but uptake scan proved unsuccessful and noone will take them out, even though they burn and sting. My pain management doc thinks I'm crazy because my body is attacking itself and I'm either breaking bones or pulling something that doesn't need to be pulled. They truly don't understand what it's like. Well, no doc is going to work on the back of the neck until they take the lumps out and then they won't take the lumps out until the neck gets fixed. I even had one surgeon tell me to go to one of the Seattle Hospitals and find myself a Doctor House person. I don't think that there is one of those and if there is - it would be wayyyy too spendy for a poor little admin to come up with the money. But, believe me I'm not stopping trying, yes my body hurts and yes I take things to help try and heal me because it's apparent that they only think that it can't possibly be that I hurt all of the time and my body is fighting itself. Thyroid Cancer maybe the silent killer, but it's about time that we made some noise and let everyone know what we are going through.
|Tue, 14 Dec 2010|
My husbadn is almost 52, and he has been very ill with a chronic GI condition for the last 12 months. He has been in and out of the hospital and had his gull bladder and appendix removed. They still have no diagnosis for the GI problems. Now last week he was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer. It seems that the nodules are 3.7cm on the left and 1.9cm on the right. We see the endo this week, but I am really concerned. He has had an active Thyroid for years. High metabolism and he has had problems with swallowing and tenderness for a long time (aprox 10 years). They never thought to check his Thyroid until now. Could he have distant metastisis???
|Fri, 03 Feb 2012|
I'm losing a lot of weight. Was 110 when started on Armour. Lost 15 lbs in one year. Take 90
|Thu, 28 May 2009|
|Recently I was put on medication for Thyroid. Its a powder compound and they put into capsules for me to take. Its 60mg 1 daily then after one week 1 twice a day. I took it Saturday no side effects. Then Sunday I had no energy and I was so cold I could not get warm then I was so hot. Is it a side effect or is it a simple virus.|
|Thu, 14 Jun 2012|
|I have been getting these little blister sores that bust and turn into scap little sores. I have noticed it since about a month or so after found out my Thyroid is not working right. Could this be a side effect from the medication|