Hey all. Last summer I posted something similar here when I had sensitive skin on my arm. That turned out to be nothing; it faded after a couple days. This time, it’s on my stomach. On Wednesday, the skin on my stomach was painfully sensitive, and I figured it would just go away after a few days. It was still sensitive yesterday, and right before I went to bed, I noticed a small patch of bumps was starting to form on the left side of my back.
Today the rash has grown, and now it goes from the left side of my back, across my left side, and across the left side of my stomach. Okay, before everyone freaks out and says, “That’s a huge freaking rash!”, it’s really not - it’s a few patches of red bumps and a few tiny red bumps in that area; the whole area isn’t covered with the rash.
Anyway, I was all set to go to the campus health center tomorrow, but then I found out it’s closed on weekends (arrgh). Can I wait until Monday to go, or should I find a different clinic in Columbus and go immediately? Of course I haven’t been diagnosed with shingles yet, but I figure pain starting before a rash and the rash on only one side of my body are tell-tale symptoms. On the other hand, I don’t fit into any of the risk groups for shingles (I’m 21 and don’t have any immune diseases and I haven’t been under any added stress, so who knows).
What thinkest you guys? I appreciate advice and am interested in hearing some experiences with shingles, even the “oh, it was the worst experience of my life” stories - I just want to know what I’m in for.