*warm huggs* So very sorry. That has to be just awfully hard to deal with.
You have all been very sweet with all the advice and suggestions. I am taking Valtrex, got it at the first sign of rash. Also called my PM and he increased my neurontin, I am already on narcotic pain meds. That is interesting Jim1969 about why the pain increases through the day. That's how I am, it gets definately worse as the day wears on. I will get through this. I am staying home so I don't infect anyone and definately have to stay out of the sun and heat cause they make it feel much worse.
Hey, lotsadotsa, I too am a big Dean Koontz fan. I read Relentless already and was rather disappointed by it but to each his own. I am reading Twilight Eyes now. I'm sure I read it many, many years ago but I don't really remember much of it.
I have an appointment tomorrow with my PM doctor. The shingle sores, on chest, back, armpit and arm are getting better but yesterday I started having a numb, tingly feeling on my head and inside my ear is sore on that side now. Hope the nerve pain is not spreading more. I am going to ask for an increase for pain meds at night. I can't sleep more than 4 hrs. then the pain in my shoulder area gets really bad. I'll keep everyone updated.