I had shingles when I was in college-I was about 23 yrs old. I was extremely stressed out when they came about. Graduation was ahead, I didn't want to move back into my parents' house and wanted a job that would pay the bills.
It was on the right side of my back and no place else. I was treated with Valtrex and I think Vicoden for the pain. The shingles came and went for 3 yrs but the finally went away!!
Just try to relax a bit. That's the only thing that helped me.