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Has anyone ever heard of having shingles without the rash?
I have had this weird thing going on with my right leg (outside thigh from knee to close to the hip) for a while now. At first I thought is was something to do with the long drives back and forth to M D Anderson in houston with my husband as it would always seem to flare up at around that time (I was thinking pinched nerve or something). Sort of a combination of pins and needles and numbness. Then when we were in Galveston for my daughter's wedding the pins and needles turned to a really painful burning sensation - I went for a walk with my son on the beach one night and could barely walk back it got so painful. Now the numb feeling is pretty much gone, but the burning pain is quite excruciating. Even the feel of my clothes brushing against my skin is really painful at times.
I keep meaning to go to the doc, but we have a new one that I don't have much faith in. And I was not sure how seriously he would take me as the leg looks absolutely normal, no rash or anything. Plus the last thing I want to do is spend any more time in a doctor's office). But the skin constantly almost feels like a I have a bad burn, except i don't -
I was talking to a friend today and she said the pain sounded like shingles. But I don't have a rash.