Hi, I was diagnosed with shingles last week. I thought it was the hives but couldn't figure out why I had it since I hadn't stopped or started any new medications. After four days of thinking it would go away I went to the Doc and they immediately diagnosed shingles. Ok, so I have been taking the antiviral drug and some Lyrica for pain. It seems to be running the classic course. The pain is still there after one week, but the blisters are becoming smaller. This evening I developed a severe pain in/behind my left eye (same side as my shingles are on) but don't have any visual clues that shingles have developed on my face. Could this be related to Shingles, or is it unlikely to have shingles on your chest/back and also have it in your eye without having rash/blisters on your face?
My vision thus far doesn't seem to be effected.
Thanks for any input.