I had always assumed Shingles was something of an older persons malady. Hahahahaha no.
That was until I noticed a few bumps on my back one night in the bath. I assumed another allergic reaction, I am allergic to everything.
Next day the bumps hurt. A lot. I also felt like crap. No- I did not connect them.
Another day passes. More bumps and a strange pain. I took a picture emailed it to my doctor-- best idea ever, seriously. and I have Shingles- he puts me on HERPES medicine. I know that Shingles and Chicken Pox are all Herpes viruses it is just really embarrassing to get my script for herpes meds filled at the local Walgreen's.
They hurt. A lot. Not cool.