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I developed shingles over the weekend. My doctor (not my surgeon) said it probably was from my surgery on 7/2 and subsequent weight loss (I'm down about 64 lbs since the surgery). He said it usually takes about three months for the stress to show.

Anyway, the shingles are on my right forehead and down in my eye. They are more painful than the surgery and the shoulder gas pain. I'm on about four different medicines and hopefully they will clear up quickly.

Anyone else had this problem?

Edited by RaSCal

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It's hard to know what can trigger shingles. Anyone who has ever had chicken pox can get shingles. My sister got them a few years ago (late thirties) out of no where. They are very painful I know.

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I'm sorry you have them. I had them a few years ago on my back and was miserable. I hope that they clear up quickly!

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