Shingles were one of the worst experiences of my life. The nerve ring it targeted was by my heart, felt like I was having a heart attack every two seconds for 48 hrs. Then the open oozing sores formed… still to this day I don’t have feeling in some of the skin areas it targeted. My mom and brother have both had shingles twice. I’m glad my kids have the chickenpox vaccine.
I had shingles a few years ago. Started with an itch that wouldn’t go away, then turned a small patch of blisters on my stomach. Itched like mad but if you brushed it much less scratched it you’d be in agony for a few minutes. Had to work from home because I couldn’t bear fabric touching the patch, and it was right in the crease of my stomach when I bent over to type.