It isn’t as bad as it could have been, i heard others who don’ t get it checked the first time, and all, have flares ups that are worse spread, but it’s definitely more sore and painful that i ever would have guessed. you just feel tender and every time you move, you feel aches like if you had a massive bruise or sprain. especially since mine is around my ribs/shoulder, each move of my arm is just sore. and what’s worse is your skin gets these like blister like things on top of the rash. that make it tender. the anti viral helped keep it from spreading more than it already did, but i had to get some other meds too. Tylenol for the pain and ibuprofen for the swelling/inflammation. and the rash itself feels like… almost like having a bad sunburn.
written by @stubbornbudgie