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This Is What Shingles Does To Your Body...
If you think young adults can't get shingles, you're wrong. While the virus--which causes a painful rash on the body--is said to affect older individuals and those with weakened immune systems, it can also start young. These 19 people from their teens, 20s and 30s share their personal experiences with the pesky and painful virus. From causes to managing symptoms, find out what they had to say about having shingles.

Shingles are the absolute worst.

I have reoccurring shingles due to stress.
It's basically turning me into Deadpool WITHOUT the healing factor and an 82% of a heart attack in my future. 
I'm only 19.

You start to feel defeated.

I have shingles. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. I feel like crying.

Your confidence takes a hit.

I have a severe case of shingles on my face. 

I currently make Sloth from The Goonies look attractive.

This is a common misconception.

I have shingles. I get them quite often. "They" say you're only supposed to get it over 55, I'm 30! Cure is only for the "over the hill" gang...

Stress kills.

My job has become increasingly stressful due to budget cuts and general idiocy.  Now I have shingles from all the worrying lately.

It's a big factor.

Somehow I've managed to stress myself out to the point of getting shingles. I have never felt so old before.

I'm 20...