I've had a pain on my scalp for over a week that isn't being helped by Tylenol or Ibuprofen or Aleve. I thought it was related to some tightness in my neck so I went to the chiropractor. She did two adjustments on me and still no relief. So I went to the doctor yesterday. She thinks it may be early symptoms of Shingles, although I don't have a rash of any sort. She started me on an anti-viral and it's making me feel a little crappy. Three times a day for ten days. And the pills are huge. I hope if this is Shingles, that these pills stop it in its tracks. The scalp is a worrisome location for the rash because it can spread to your eye and the rash can also cause hair loss. I'm due for a Shingles shot which I was going to discuss when I had my annual exam. Just a little behind schedule....Wish me luck with this. I know two people who had Shingles this year. One was very severe and landed her in the hospital. The other milder yet still pretty awful to live with.
Yesterday we also went over to the coast to enjoy the cooler weather and pretty cloudy skies after our Monday rain. It was beautiful over there, just cool enough for wearing hoodies.
I have an appointment later this morning to have my hair done. It might be a little uncomfortable with my scalp pain, but putting it off is not a good option because it's not easy to get another appointment. So I will rally. It's usually something I really enjoy, but we'll see.
Fingers crossed this doesn't develop into a Shingles rash. That would not be a good thing at all.
Have a good Wednesday and if you're 60 or older, get your Shingles shot!
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