Is it safe for a diabetic, type 2 to get a shingles vacation?

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fredda
Answered 10 months ago    reply

lyndsey, check with your endocrinologist. Mine recommended it wholeheartedly; unfortunately, I’ve already had shingles 3 times. the most painful thing I’ve ever had in my life - seriously, I’d rather give birth again.

selfishNancee
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I also had it 3 times on my face

Israel.Robt
Answered 10 months ago    reply

3 times God I thought I was unlucky having it twice it's a terrible thing to get

Ona.satisfied
Answered 10 months ago    reply

So, you had shingles before you got vaccinated? And does the vaccination keep a person from getting it?

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Vaccination doesnt 100% protect you from getting it. It reduces likelihood by 50%. It also lets your body build immunity up against it, so if you do come down with it. youll have a much lesser response or case of shingles. - student pharmacist


e.denny
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Ask doctor surgery


f_walk
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I had a bout with shingles recently. A mild case. Still hurt like hell.
I'd love to take a shingles vacation, free from it forever etc.
My endo told me the vaccine was possible to take but that it did not matter in my case since the shingles had already manifested and I was already healing by the time I realized what it was.

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Hi Faustino! Im a student pharmacist, class of 2019. We learned that you should still get the shingles vaccination if you have had it before. They say if you have it once, especially at younger age, that you will likely get it again. I have seen people get it anywhere from 1 to 5 times. CDC recommends you wait 6 months after healing from your shingles and then get vaccination. It reduces your likelihood of getting it again by 50% and if you do get it again it is supposed to be a lesser reaction. If your insurance will pay for it and you are over 60, I highly recommend going and getting it.

ShanonJemison
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Faustino, I had shingles brought on by the stress of a surgery. I asked about the vax, and they said I should still have it. Chances are greater you'll get it again. Who the hell knows!

shameful_Tandy
Answered 10 months ago    reply

The stress of my colonoscopy triggered my shingles, which I am still suffering from after a year and a half. Has anyone heard about the new shingles vaccine? It is supposed to work better.

DykeL
Answered 10 months ago

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eager_Tamica
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I had shingles this past summer right where my bra sits, all the way around. My doctor (I'm sure you have heard me say is a jerk) said I didn't have them because I didn't have spots, just pain like no tomorrow. I couldn't even touch my skin to put powder on it let alone cream. Doc tells me 'go for physio". yea ok then.
I went to 2 different nursing stations and they confirmed I did indeed have shingles but they can not give medicine or go against a doctors diagnosis and they can't give the vaccine till 1 year later. I am in Canada and we have to pay for it no matter what insurance we have. I tell ya I will be in line to get that vaccine when the 1 year date hits!


wellmadepizzo
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I have had mine. No issues. But ask doctor for confirmation. Got my flu shot yesterday. Again no issues at least so far.


y.gorski98
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I had my shot last yr before being diag. No prob w it. The dr said if someone has had shingles, they need to wait 1-yr to get the shot.


Euna.Aquino
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I've had one, and I'm getting the new one next week. Grampa said shingles hurt worse than anything in his life, including passing kidney stones. I get mine at public health - they have my history - and are enthusiastic about me getting the vaccinations.

y.gorski98
Answered 10 months ago    reply

‘The new one’. Is this something we need every yr?

lyon82
Answered 10 months ago    reply

There’s a new shingles vaccine that came out recently that’s better than the old one supposedly

y.gorski98
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Thanks. I’ll ck it out. The last one cost me close to $300, that was after what the ins paid.

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

There is one in trials still with CDC. So far, only Zostavax is available. -student pharmacist.

lyon82
Answered 10 months ago    reply

It is on tv and is available in Oregon

lyon82
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Just saw the ad

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

danae do you know what its called? Nothing here in Fl yet and weve been taught its still in the works. Thanks.

y.gorski98
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Just ckd. The article said the Shingrix vaccine will be available in Canada the end of this year.

lyon82
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I do not recall because I’m not of age for it so didn’t really pay much attention. I will see if I can track it down. Just saw the ad yesterday on tv

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Just curious. Thanks!

lyon82
Answered 10 months ago    reply

This one.

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Thanks Yajaira and danae! I just found a good article on it. I see its approved and im looking to see when its available now. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-shingles-vaccine-shingrix-who-should-get-it/

lyon82
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Go to http://Shingrix.com/

cobos
Answered 10 months ago    reply

The new one does NOT contain the live virus like the old does. They are saying the new one is more effective and lasts longer. Not sure if its true because it's so new, but the trials done on it says it's true. They are recommending that even if you had the old shot to get the new shot too.

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I did danae. It was approved friday by the FDA. But no word as to when available to public. Another good informative article https://www.today.com/health/experts-recommend-new-shingles-vaccine-shingrix-over-zostavax-t117984

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Sounds very promising Chelsey. Im excited about that as well as the fact that they lowered the age to 50.

lyon82
Answered 10 months ago    reply

It’s being advertised here in Portland but like I said I didn’t pay any attention since I don’t need it but Portland is a large market too so not sure if that makes any difference.

Euna.Aquino
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Had my flu shot today. The nurses told me Shingrix was approved for use in Canada yesterday and isn't available here in the Yukon yet. The old one was live virus and about 50% effective. This new one. Is dead virus and thought to be 90% effective. You can have it if you've had the old one or not. I will.


M.Minnie
Answered 10 months ago    reply

My doctor insisted. I got it. no problem. saw what a friend of mine went through. tough stuff!


jenni.kimbrell68
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I did. About 6 months ago. No prob. at all.


ayanna.mears80
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I wouldn’t vacation there for sure!


maryannapaz1
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I got a shingles shot a year or two ago with no problems.


Tracie.92
Answered 10 months ago    reply

My husband had singles meningitis on the brain, get that shot ASAP! The infectious disease doc said he sees usually one case a year.


Ona.satisfied
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Is it possible to get shingles from the vaccination?

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

No, the vaccine will not give you shingles. It is a live vaccine, however, so they recommend you are feeling good when you get it. If you are sick, your body will not be able to respond appropriately because its busy fighting something else off. Worse case scenario. you have a very small case of shingles that would still be way better than getting shingles and not having had the vaccination. - student pharmacist.


MBitner
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I got a shingles vaccine after my 93 year old mother had a full case of chicken pox/shingles. We all had chicken pox but apparently immunity can wane in old age. Almost killed her at her age and since I’m 70, I decided to take no chances. She had been offered a vaccine and declined. As she always does.


maxfield_97
Answered 10 months ago    reply

At what age is the vaccine recommended?

Ona.satisfied
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I think in your 60s

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

60+ -student pharmacist.

Sibyl.vengeful
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Chloe any suggestion for immunocompromised people?

maxfield_97
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Ok. I have a while yet then. It sounds dreadful.

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

The CDC is supposed to be working on a new vaccination for people under the age of 60. It is not a fun illness to experience. Ive seen it in 20 year olds all the way up to 90 year olds. It is most common after 60, but younger people still get it. I personally think immunocompromised people over 18 should be able and encouraged to get the vaccination. Im hoping this new vaccination changes things.

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Sibyl. It depends what kind of immunocomprised condition you have. Most diseases such as diabetes are fine. You shouldnt get the shingles vaccine if you have HIV, AIDS, cancer or are pregnant. I have attached info from the CDC.

Sibyl.vengeful
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Thank you Chloe!

amazedup91
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Chloe you rock! Thank you for all the up to date info.

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

No prob Taunya


Ona.satisfied
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Is it a yearly thing?

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Once in a lifetime -student pharmacist

Ona.satisfied
Answered 10 months ago    reply

The vaccination is once a lifetime?

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Yes ona


symons_annalee53
Answered 10 months ago    reply

It's a whole lot safer to get the vaccine than the disease!

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Yes!


Ona.satisfied
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Thank you to all for the info.


scaredDesmarais
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I did . no prob with it


yoshida.maybelle
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I did


HannahK
Answered 10 months ago    reply

If you have had shingles, will a shot help from getting again?

fredda
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I was told no, but that was for the old shot. Not sure if the new one is the same.

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Hi Kimberlie! Im a student pharmacist, class of 2019. We learned that you should still get the shingles vaccination if you have had it before. They say if you have it once, especially at younger age, that you will likely get it again. I have seen people get it anywhere from 1 to 5 times. CDC recommends you wait 6 months after healing from your shingles and then get vaccination. It reduces your likelihood of getting it again by 50% and if you do get it again it is supposed to be a lesser reaction. If your insurance will pay for it and you are over 60, I highly recommend going and getting it.

fredda
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Chloe and if you have PHN from it, it is nearly useless.

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago

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fredda
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Chloe had it for 5 years, since the last outbreak.

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Im so sorry fredda

fredda
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Chloe I’ve had 4 children as a diabetic - all btwn 9-10 lbs, no drugs. Like I said, I’d rather have another.


muoibeneficial
Answered 10 months ago    reply

It's safe


psigne92
Answered 10 months ago    reply

If I've never had chicken pox do I need the shingles vaccine?

fredda
Answered 10 months ago    reply

You can get CP from being around someone with CP or shingles. I would!

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Hi Signe, I am a student pharmacist, class of 2019. The answer to your question is yes. The vaccination will not give you either the chickenpox or shingles. Unless you were immunized for chicken pox, you can still aquire them at any age. Which could lead to shingles down the road. I have attached CDC recommendations.


elodia
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I had one im fine


thatchers
Answered 10 months ago    reply

They have lowered the age to 50 in the US.

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Yes, only for the new vaccine, Shingrix which was just approved today but is not yet in pharmacies or offices for dispensal.

DykeL
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Any idea when it will be?

B.Chloe
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I was looking lyndsey can't find the date just says approved oct 2017. Im thinking within next month.

DykeL
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Thanks Chloe!


Shala.Labarge36
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I recommend it. Worst pain of my life.


pastydeloach19
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I had one. no issues at all.


Martha_H
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Yes


vanhorn_ella67
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Keep in mind the vaccine only is about 50% effective and lasts about 5 years.

pastydeloach19
Answered 10 months ago    reply

It may be different in the States, but here in Canada, they are good for life.

Euna.Aquino
Answered 10 months ago    reply

The new one, Shingrix, that's just been approved, is rated at 90% effective.


tawandahenry
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Having seen 4 people go through shingles with 3 of them being under 50 and not able to get the vaccine I highly recommend it.


alluring_whiting85
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I never even had chicken pox, I will not be getting this vaccine.

Euna.Aquino
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I'm old enought there was no MMR for me and I had all three and mumps too. Hell on wheels. If I can get vaccinated for something, I do.

tawandahenry
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I never had chicken pox either. I did get the chicken pox vaccine since I worked in childcare. I don't need the shingles vaccine since it is the a stronger version of the chicken pox vaccine.


Coleneprideful
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Keep in mind there is a newer, more effective vaccination on the near horizon.


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