VAIDS is no fun; that is all.
Let's talk about shingles some more.
According to the CDC as many as one in three adults will eventually get shingles and it is more common in the elderly. The page says children usually do not get shingles and fails to mention that they can get chickenpox.
“Most people who get shingles will have it only once. However, you can get the disease more than once.” (CDC.gov/shingles)
Or is it a flair-up/remission issue? Or a detox/hyperinflammation issue?
This post is a follow-up to a recent one:
Switching gears to - Monkey/shingles/chicken/smallpox. (Aug 27)
In people with more weakened immune systems, hospitalization may occur for complications in 1-4% of the people. Annually about 100 deaths occur due to shingles and or the suppressed immune system that is associated with more severe complications of shingles. The rate of shingles in all age adults has been increasing in the US over a long time period for “unclear” reasons. Since 2008 the rate had plateaued for older adults. (CDC.gov/shingles)
Thanks CDC for that not very up to date webpage.
Meanwhile, in 2022, we find that there is an increased risk for Herpes Zoster (believed to be the cause of chickenpox/shingles) in adults 50 years or older who were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the US. (2) This suggests that the plateau seen in 2008 is now over. It is also would suggest that the chimeric spike injections will also be linked to an increased occurrence of shingles.
I never had shingles since having chickenpox once, badly, as a child, until 2021 after CoV injection season started. I did not get shingles after having CoV like illness in spring of 2020.
Yesterday I worked really hard all day long, lots of errands and physical projects. Today I woke up with several new areas with spots, including more in that tight jean knee area. Itching makes them worse - DO NOT ITCH - is the number one rule. Wash with soap to remove sweat residue, apply more black seed oil. Hope for the best. Rest, and maybe treat for the basic hyperinflammation flair-up issues - antioxidants, iron chelators, Nrf2 promoters, mitochondrial support methyl B vitamins, methyl B12 in particular if nerve pain is bad, etc. It can help. And don’t itch!
What is my motivation? What is my purpose in life? I got sick enough over the years that simply having a migraine free day is a goal. Not having excrutiating gut pain when I try to eat food is a daily goal. Not having mood meltdowns over nothing much is a daily goal. Pain hurts, health is better. Typing takes less physical exertion than physical exertion so writing is easier for me than doing other stuff when my body is tired.
As a grandma, the motivation turns to a better future for the planet and all its children. I still believe in my two goal statements on JenniferDepew.com - “Short term goal: contain COVID, long term: Sustainable Planet.” I was very astonished when that led to flack - aren’t those goals that we all share? And if they are not goals that we all share, then why aren’t they?
The medical and academic system seems to have been taken over a long time ago and misinformation is being taught that harms patients. Any doctors that see the problem and try to say “Oh, wait up, there is a better way!” are met with career ending flack.
We the people need to recognize that the people who supposedly are “helping” us, are not really, whether they are aware that they were trained into a harmful system is not clear. I met some physicians while my sister was hospitalized (and died of CoV venting) who truly seemed totally, absolutely, positive about their very wrong information. It would sell to any family or patient who didn’t know about physiology. Absolute confidence. That is absolutely dangerous to patients.
Buyer be very wary of US health care advice, in my personal and professional opinion.
Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and the information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes.
Shingles (Herpes zoster), cdc.gov, https://www.cdc.gov/shingles/surveillance.html
Bhavsar A, Lonnet G, Wang C, Chatzikonstantinidou K, Parikh R, Brabant Y, Servotte N, Shi M, Widenmaier R, Aris E. Increased Risk of Herpes Zoster in Adults ≥50 Years Old Diagnosed With COVID-19 in the United States. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Mar 9;9(5):ofac118. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofac118. PMID: 35392454; PMCID: PMC8982770. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8982770/
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