MS & shingles

Just wondered if anyone knows if its ok to be around someone that has got shingles, as I’m on fingolimod? Xmas lunch on Sunday but don’t want to catch anything before Xmas. Any help appreciated.

I’ve had shingles and I’m pretty sure it isn’t contagious; however, I think you can develop Chicken Pox from the same virus. Maybe you should seek advice from your MS nurse or GP.

I’m afraid I know nothing at all about Fingolimod.


have you had chickenpox if you have you should be ok to be with someone with shingles.

I had shingles in the summer along with my MS - I think it’s only babies can catch chicken pox from shingles