Re: Herpes or shingles?? Please read!
the virus lives in the spine and in nerve endings. that is why they can't cure it at this time. so if it is hsv or a zoster(shingles) that would explain the nerve pain.
Have you had chicken pox? (which is the same virus).
did he put you on a antiviral tablet or cream? to shorten the out break?
I would talk to a dr, or the same one again.