Hi and thanks for posting on HCM.Amphetamines
don't cause shingles
. The number one reason while people have shingles is that the immune system has been weakened. May be your drugs and excess smoking
are preventing you fro eating well, staying healthy and maintaining a strong immune system. Shingles is caused by herpes zoster
virus. Also, you may want to do an HIV test
as this is the leading cause of a weak immune system in youths.
Please, do all it takes to get off drugs, Talk to your doctor and he will be of great help to see you stop this. He will also propose another drug to help control the pain.
Hope this helps and answers you query. If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us.
Dr. Ditah, MD