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(EurekAlert)   Singles associated with increased risk for stroke, heart attack. What's wrong with being single? Many people are single and they're fine. What? Shingles? Shingles associated with increased risk for stroke, heart attack? Oh. Nevermind   (eurekalert.org) divider line
    More: Followup, Myocardial infarction, Atherosclerosis, Chickenpox, Coronary artery disease, Herpes zoster, Varicella zoster virus, Coronary artery bypass surgery, Dr S. G. Curhan  
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2022-11-28 10:30:10 AM  
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2022-11-28 10:30:13 AM  
Shingles associated with increased risk for stroke, heart attack?

That does it. I will not be getting a new roof for my house.
 
2022-11-28 11:11:07 AM  
Especially 12"s
 
2022-11-28 11:29:47 AM  
I for one am SO GLAD I belong to the last generation of children who were encouraged to contract Chicken Pox to "get it out of my system".
 
2022-11-28 11:39:33 AM  

Dodo David: Shingles associated with increased risk for stroke, heart attack?

That does it. I will not be getting a new roof for my house.


I plan on getting a powder-coated metal roof, when this place needs it.  As for Shingles, I've received both vaccines. I had a rather nasty case of chickenpox back in the '50s, still have scars.
 
2022-11-28 12:34:23 PM  
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2022-11-28 12:49:51 PM  

I Like Bread: I for one am SO GLAD I belong to the last generation of children who were encouraged to contract Chicken Pox to "get it out of my system".


To be fair, before the vaccine that was the safest course of action. While you might develop Shingles later, Chickenpox is a surprisingly dangerous virus to adults when compared to the expected mild effect in children.

And now the vaccine can help you not develop Shingles as well.
 
2022-11-28 1:04:59 PM  

natazha: Dodo David: Shingles associated with increased risk for stroke, heart attack?

That does it. I will not be getting a new roof for my house.

I plan on getting a powder-coated metal roof, when this place needs it.  As for Shingles, I've received both vaccines. I had a rather nasty case of chickenpox back in the '50s, still have scars.


I had a 105 degree fever from chickenpox. Got shingles at 40, so this is potentially crappy news if the study is legit.
 
2022-11-28 1:48:29 PM  
Got shingles at 41 in 2019. My health has never been the same since. You don't want that shiat. Get the shot.
 
2022-11-28 2:32:31 PM  
*has natural immunity to the chicken pox virus, will never get shingles*
Whistles cheerily

/also not allergic to poison ivy
 
2022-11-28 2:42:56 PM  
The second dose of the vaccine kicked my arse. Felt like a terrible hangover for a day.

/ But beats shingles.
 
2022-11-28 3:57:21 PM  
Had shingles about 30 years ago. Nasty patch on my left shoulder blade, hurt like hell.

Didn't get the vaccine a few years ago because when I checked, my insurance (at the time) didn't cover it.

Then I had a HUGE breakout. From the left side of my spine all the way around my left side to the right side of my sternum. AGONY! Also very dangerous as I was warned that if it got into my organs, I was done for.

Had to wait six months after it cleared up to get the vaccine, at which time my new insurance covered it. Got it straight away.

Get the damned vaccine folks.
 
2022-11-28 5:27:13 PM  
The shingles shot is the new colonoscopy. I've been getting badgered about colonoscopy for the past 10 years -  until the reports began being published this past summer that indicate there is no goddam benefit from having a scope shoved up your ass every other year. Since around 2019 there's been a couple-year-long harrassment overlap with getting the shingles shot series.

They've now stopped the colonoscopy as the elective preventative invasive test du jour and now they want you to get a shot that costs over $600 when your insurance doesn't cover it - and your insurance doesn't cover it unless you have gold-level benefits and your employer only pays for bronze. I have silver coverage and had to pay $45 for my goddam flu shot. At least my updated covid booster was still free.

Shingles? Never had it. I'm suspicious that such a big deal is being made of it and I distrust all capitalist entities. I'm close to filing it under "things to ignore" with colonoscopy.
 
2022-11-28 6:05:54 PM  
I got chickenpox in 2000 as an adult, and that almost killed me. The lesions hiat my scalp and face with a vengeance, and my lungs were filling with fluid. It abated before I drowned from the inside, but I'm not doing that again.

Just got the first shingles jab a couple of weeks ago.
 
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