I’ve been diagnosed with shingles. I did not break out with sores or have a rash. I have stabbing pain in my upper back and right shoulder, headaches, muscle aches, itching, nausea, chills and am very tired. The Dr. prescribed prednisone which I have been on for a week. That doesn’t seem to be working. I just had an extra which revealed mild osteoarthritis in my shoulder which I already knew about and degeneration in my spine. She didn’t think that would be the cause of the pain I was having. I started on gabapentin yesterday. I had the shingles shot 2 years ago and the Dr. thinks that is why I do not have a more severe case. I have been taking hydrocodone to help with the pain, but I do not want to take this long term. Any suggestions are welcome. Oh yes, I also went to the chiropractor, but found no relief there.