First I developed a rash, then little red round shape blisters would develope and
pretty soon my back, legs, and
chest was filled with the shingles
. My doctor admitted me to the hospital gave me Acyclovir I.V., creams EMLA (lidocaine, benzocaine) and morphine & neurontin for the pain, and Atarax and Ativan for the itching, sedation, and nausea. At the time I was 1 year post bone marrow transplant, I had leukemia. Also at the time my white blood cell count was 0.5-1.