Glad to hear from you!! I presume from what you said, that you have shingles. My husband had it a few years ago and I believe the pain and rash from it lasted about 2 weeks total. Very painful!!
He had me get a shingles shot to prevent me from having it.
Valtrax–I do not know how long one takes it.
I have lower back pain that is my interst. But I would like to e-mail you and be your friend.