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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>SHINGLES</span>
. 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.