Yes, I had shingles. Mine was mild so I did not go to a Dr.
From the internet................Shingles is a skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. This virus is called the Varicella zoster virus (VZV) and is in the herpes family of viruses. After an individual has chickenpox, this virus lives dormant in the nervous system and is never fully cleared from the body. Under certain circumstances, such as emotional stress, immune deficiency (from AIDS or chemotherapy), or with cancer, the virus reactivates and causes shingles. There are treatments for it.
Cut and paste this link...................http://www.medicinenet.com/shingles/article.htm Best wishes!
at 10:29 AM on Oct. 3, 2010