All posts tagged: shingles

Why I can’t leave my house and am restricted from old folks homes

For a couple weeks, I haven’t quite been myself. I’ve been extremely tired, not really eating and energy level notably low. A couple weeks ago I started to notice I was losing weight, been getting painful migraines, high fevers at night and developing unpleasant blisters on one side of my mouth. It came to the point where I was upset all the time because I was in so much pain and was scared to know what my body was telling me. My mom finally took me to see the dentist, since it was the blisters in my mouth that was probably causing all the agony. At the dentist, they took a few x-rays, looked around and immediately knew what I had. Shingles. You’re probably thinking, “What? Don’t old people typically get that?” Yes they do, which is why I’m restricted from visiting old folks homes. However, it’s not uncommon for young people like myself to develop shingles as well. My dentist told me shingles come from the same virus as the chicken pox. Once you have …