I had seen many advertisements regarding getting the Shingles shot and I even knew a lady that had it on her chest area but nothing can prepare you for actually having the monster—especially in the head and face area. The nerve pain alone is enough to send a grown man home screaming to his momma. There is nothing so bad (to me) as to have Shingles in the head and face area.
I deal with the pain on a constant bases and it seems that the nerve medicine does little to alleviate the lightning bolts that periodically visit me. I keep an ice pack with me around the clock as this seems to numb the pain a lot . Are there others who have been unfortunate enough to experience Shingles and what was your strategy for surviving those six weeks?