Can The Start Of Gerd Be A Result Of Shingles ?

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Asked by dkfarmer

Can The Start Of Gerd Be A Result Of Shingles ?

I have had shingles for approx 3 mo. and have also had upset stomach and reflux. I have never had this before the shingles started and was wondering if the GERD could be a result of the shingles.. I still have some stinging around the abdominal area from time to time.. It has improved but now am developing a hoarseness. What can this be attributed to ?

Answer

One more thought - are you taking pain medication or an anti-viral for the shingles? They could definitely be responsible for the reflux.

Stephanie