Re: Anyone with Shingles?
I also had shingles - a kissing cousin of the genital type about 5 months ago. My MD treated it with the same med that I take for the genital type - Valtrex. I was lucky enough to have caught it very early on as I thought the bumps were spider bites. I experienced bad pain in my right shoulder around where the bumps/rash formed. The pain was very bad the first 3-5 days and then I experienced mild pain for several weeks. She also prescribed the vicodine for the pain as needed, but I only needed to take it for about 2 of the days. They said that the earlier that you catch it, the less likely you will be to experience chronic pain.
Hope that may help a little bit! Let me know any specific questions you may have.