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The irony with all this vax talk....Your feedback is needed...EDITED

Anonymous
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I went for a physical yesterday and I told my Dr. about the bumps I'm starting to get on my belly, legs and arms.  I only have about 10 total but I see another 5 popping up.

She says, it looks like chicken pox or a mild case of shingles.  Really?  I have already had chicken pox twice (once at the age of 3 and then again at 21 when I was a pre-school teacher).

I told her that this was impossible.  She said to me, no it's not.  If my cases of chicken pox weren't severe (and my mom said when I was 3 it wasn't bad and when I was 21 it wasn't bad) there is no limit on how many times I could get it.  She also said, since my instances are not severe enough for me to be contageous......and I could have it another 10 times!  I almost dropped to the floor.  I am in my mid 40's.  I'm too old for this sh*+!!!  LOL

Yes, I was vaxed as a baby in case you were wondering.

Is my Dr. just playing a mean trick on me or has anyone else had chicken pox multiple times or heard of someone having chicken pox multiple times?

***EDIT:  I wasn't in the US from the ages of 2-6 (1971-1975).  My father was in the military and we were living all over the place.  That is why I still have (well, my mom has) my records to this day.

Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:13 AM
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Snortgiggle
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Yes, she is right. Get a second opinion if you don't believe her.

Not_A_Native
by Ruby Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:16 AM
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If you are in your 40's you were not vaxed for chicken pox as a baby.

KristenFowles
by Ruby Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:18 AM

 Exactly what I was thinking..

But that sucks OP!

 

Quoting Not_A_Native:

If you are in your 40's you were not vaxed for chicken pox as a baby.

 

JamesMom714
by Platinum Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:18 AM
She is right. If it is a mild case you can still get it - the vaccine makes it less severe. I never got the vax (I don't think they had it when I was a kid). I got pox at about age 6 and if was awful! Plus at the time the theory was to keep the patient in a dark room... So it was like 2 weeks of me in my bed in the dark. :(
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ajdahd13
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:19 AM
This. I'm 23 and they didn't have the vaccine when I was a baby, so I don't see how they could have had when you were a baby.

Quoting Not_A_Native:

If you are in your 40's you were not vaxed for chicken pox as a baby.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM
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No she wasn't because the vax wasn't licensed in the US until 1995.

Quoting Not_A_Native:

If you are in your 40's you were not vaxed for chicken pox as a baby.


ZombieMeat37
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM

It most certainlyl is possible to get chicken pox more than once, even if you did have it severly or even if you have been vaccinated(which you weren't, because you are too old to have gotten it as a baby), unless your body has built up an immunity against it.

NowImAMom...
by Silver Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM

I wasn't vaxed for it because they just started doing around the time I was born and I missed the vax by a short period of time- my mom is pro-vax and all her kids got all the vaxes.

I am 22. You were not vaxed for chicken pox if you are in your mid 40s.

imthatgirl0607
by Emerald Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Of course you can get chicken pox more than once. 

And yes...if you want to protect yourself against it you need boosters. 

Come on now. 

Ginger0104
by Ruby Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:22 AM

I don't think that word means what you think it means.

Of course it's possible. 

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