Is It Love ❤️ Or is it the Shingles? Read this Article to Find Out
So, you've been seeing a guy for a while and things are starting to get serious. Whenever you see him you get a tingling feeling and time seems to fly by whenever you are out with him. On top of that, you have a pounding headache and a painful rash has broken out close to your eye. Could it be love or is it the Shingles, a serious viral for which you should seek immediate medical help. Here are a few signs to help you determine whether you're love-sick or just plain sick.
1. Thinking He's Special/Outbreak of Painful Blisters
Let's face it when you are in love, you tend to focus on your beloved and begin to think he is unique. As a result, you can't imagine having romantic feelings for anyone else. Shingles on the other hand is characterized by the appearance of blisters in linear distribution that are more painful than they are itchy. It looks like you have a breakout near your eye, which can be very serious. If I were you, I would get that checked out.
2. Intensifying Attraction/Flu Like Symptoms
After you've been together for a long time and have experienced adversity as a couple, you may experience a growing attraction for your significant other unlike Shingles which often first manifests itself with flu like symptoms. Don't be surprised if you experience a severe fever and chills at the onset of the condition.
3. Craving an Emotional Union/Chronic Fatigue
While desiring feelings of sexual union is important in a relationship, at this stage your desire for emotional union takes precedence. With Shingles, however, you may experience chronic fatigue. You may feel lethargic and have difficulty getting out of bed. People often experience Shingles in stressful periods of their life when they are not eating or sleeping right. You're awfully young to be suffering from this condition. Do you have any idea what is going on?
4. Possessive Feelings/Diarrhea
While those deeply in love very often experience feelings of sexual desire for their beloved, that desire also comes with emotional strings attached. You may feel emotionally possessive of your loved one and become jealous at the slightest hint of infidelity. Patients with Shingles often suffer from diarrhea.
5. Feelings of Empathy/ Pain
When two people are in love they often experience deep feelings of empathy for one another. If you are in love, you will feel your loved one's pain as if it is yours. Similarly, those who suffer from the Shingles describe pain as "piercing like sharp needles". You really should see a doctor, but you don't have insurance so...
6. Planning for the Future/Posttherpetic Neauralgia
Couples who are deeply in love often discuss their plans and daydream about the future. If you find yourself discussing your goals with your partner, you may be in love. With shingles, after the blisters have healed, patients often suffer from chronic pain and other complications that may last for months and even years. Let's face it: it's probably Shingles.