I had the pleasure of waking up yesterday morning with shingles. I went and visited my haematologist who has prescribed me valaciclovir. To make things worse I strained my achilles tendon last week whilst training for the London marathon, so I'm out of action for a week or 2 anyway!
If you have had shingles how long did it take to heal after starting medication? It's just that I'm going snowboarding a week today and don't particularly want to be itching the whole time. Do you know when I'm more likely to pass it on to others? Some people have said before the spots come out, some have said a few days after. Does anyone know? My partner has never had chicken pox and my Dr said it can be quite nasty in adults that have never had it.