Last reply 2 years ago
Shingles or MS attack?

Hello everyone!
This is my first post/question…hopefully I will get a response!
I have had shingles before (only a few blisters on my leg during that bout) so I remember how painful they were…but this time I am not so sure…
I have the same shingley-sensation across the mid-section of my back hooking around my right side, as well as the base of my neck. Moving ever so slightly hurts like crazy. I don’t see any blisters yet so I don’t know if it’s shingles or just the MS. I already took a Valtrex just in case and 1200mg of Gabapentin which does not seem to be doing much except make me fall asleep at my desk. Has anyone had this before???

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2 years ago

Hi @shellshell and welcome.

Not had this personally, but Aubagio seems to have a habit of causing shingles.

2 years ago

Oh my gosh, really?? That would be a reason for me to stop taking it. Shingles is AWFUL. When I had it I was out of work for almost 3 weeks.

2 years ago

@shellshell , it may be worthwhile having a word with your medical team to review the Aubagio……..

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