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Old 02-10-2018, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I will be the outlier and say I am wary of all the vaccines we are urged to get.
I avoid them and work on my own health for over 25 yrs..no vaccines for this 79 yr old healthy lady.

Strong immune system = optimum health.

It takes time and the will to find missing pieces to health issues and solve one's own problems. It's easy for many to just go and get a script or vaccine.

Patient heal thyself is the best motto.

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Old 02-10-2018, 05:42 PM
 
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I will be the outlier and say I am wary of all the vaccines we are urged to get.
I'm always amazed at the crap people are willing to pump into their bodies.
 
Old 02-10-2018, 05:59 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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News: the Shingrix $160 or so self-pay price people here are quoting is PER SHOT, but you need two shots. I called around today to get the pharmacy price.

Walmart: $167.12 x 2 = $334.24
Costco: $156.00 x 2 = $312.00

I specifically confirmed each shot is a separate price.
Ouch

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Old 02-10-2018, 06:23 PM
 
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News: the Shingrix $160 or so self-pay price people here are quoting is PER SHOT, but you need two shots. I called around today to get the pharmacy price.

Walmart: $167.12 x 2 = $334.24
Costco: $156.00 x 2 = $312.00

I specifically confirmed each shot is a separate price.
Ouch
Duh-nightlysparrow. That's what we have been talking about. If you think that is ouch. Just get a case of shingles.
 
Old 02-10-2018, 06:40 PM
 
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I had shingles a few years and didn't realize what it was. I had a deep gnawing pain that felt like it was in my pancreas and/or my spine on one side. I just lived with it. Then I got a rash and coincidentally had my annual exam and asked the doctor what she thought the rash could be. She said it was shingles. I had not connected the rash with the pain I had until she said that. She offered to give me something for pain, but by that time the pain was gone. She did tell me I should call my insurance company and see if they cover the shingles vaccine. I haven't done that, but I think I will.
 
Old 02-10-2018, 07:06 PM
 
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Mine was somewhat, sort of similar Luzianne. I stepped in a hole and fell flat, then my leg and hip began to hurt deep inside, then after about a week of that, the rash came. I could not sleep it hurt so bad. When you get your shot, get the new Shingrix and not the old one.
 
Old 02-10-2018, 07:23 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Duh-nightlysparrow. That's what we have been talking about. If you think that is ouch. Just get a case of shingles.
I understand that Lidoderm patches work pretty good at lessening the pain BUT they're not cheap either.
 
Old 02-10-2018, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Lysine is good for prevention purposes. Other calmers too to keep one's stress levels down and manageable. Cheap prevention.
 
Old 02-10-2018, 09:40 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Totally buy into this way to go, and I've been working with "natural" supplements for over 25 yrs and no shots of any kind and no shingles etc...and a healthy 79. There are so many who going to docs for this and that are a way of life.

Some are wary of naturals and I"m very wary of pharma.
I couldn't agree more. Doctors have their place, but they are very much overused in today's society. In most cases all they do is give you a drug to mask the symptoms until your body heals itself. As you are aware, the drugs are usually worse than the disease and cause side effects that may require more and more drugs. Pffffft. If I am bleeding badly or badly broken or have appendicitis or Lyme disease I will go see a doctor. But for anything else, I will fix it myself, thanks. I am a "mature person" also, and I can outwork most people half my age.
 
Old 02-11-2018, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Ack! I didn't know you could get shingles twice!!
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