I had some pains in back and side for about 3 days, thinking it was from lawn work. Then over the weekend developed blisters on chest. Right away Monday morning I saw my dr. who diagnosed shingles. Since it was more than 72 hours, he said antiviral meds. would not work and just take tylenol.
Now 3-1/2 weeks later, I have nerve pain constantly on one side - where I had the mastectomy. The blisters are turning brownish and area is small, only 1-1/2" diam. but the nerve pain is constant and getting me down.