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Suggest treatment for shingles all over the body while on Hydrocortisone

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Dr. Shehzad Topiwala

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Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: MIGHT I KNOW THAT I HAVE M S WITH DOCTORS NOT SUGGESTING OR TESTING OR CONSIDERING THAT I DO HAVE. MY SYMPTOMS ARE BRAIN, SPINAL NERVES AFFECTING ENTIRE BODY, SPEC NERVES, MOBIL....WORSE DAILY.. FOR OVER TEN YRS, INC THE 3 AWFUL SHINGLES YEARS , AT AGE 80, N0W88 .I HAD ADDISONS 28 YEARS ON HYDROCORTISONE 30MG MAINTENANCE ,,, SUCCESFUL BUT COMPLICATE MY TESTS AND DOCTORS PROG.
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Topiwala 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
MS

Detailed Answer:
Sorry to learn about your bothersome symptoms.

You will need to undergo a thorough neurological check-up by a Neurologist in-person to get a fair idea as to whether you have MS or not. Further tests will likely be ordered by the Neurologist as necessary.
When I see someone like you in my practice, I typically order the following blood tests in addition to a detailed physical examination:

CBC (Complete Blood Count, also known as Hemogram; includes Hemoglobin, WBC and Platelet counts)
Electrolytes (Sodium and Potassium in particular)
HbA1c (Glycosylated Hemoglobin = your last 3 months' glucose average). Also known by other names such as GlycoHemoglobin or Glycated Hemoglobin or A1c
Liver function tests (SGOT , SGPT, Albumin, Bilirubin, Alkaline Phosphatase)
Kidney function tests (BUN, Creatinine)
TSH (checks your thyroid)
Free T4 (this too checks your thyroid) Thyroid autoantibodies : Anti Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) antibodies and Anti Thyroglobulin antibodies
25 hydroxy Vitamin D levels (ideal range 40 to 60 ng/ml = 100 to 150 nmol/liter)

None of these tests require any fasting and can be done at any time of the day
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