Well, I guess it is my turn..,
Last week I had to drive 6 hours and when my back started to hurt between my shoulder blades, I attributed the pain to that. But when I showered, I noticed a red spot in the mirror but did not give it much thought. When I mentioned it to a RN friend she asked to see it and said I needed to go to ER because it was on a Sunday. Well...it was shingles! I was given some meds and will get a steroid injection in the morning. When people say they are painful, they are correct!
I had the one injection vaccination back in 2008, but have not had the two injection vaccination. Too little, too late! So I would urge you to get them if you have not.
Does anyone have any idea on how these are spread? I had chickenpox as a child but curious as to what has set this off in my body at my old age.