Ok gals, guide me if you will. I am new to the board, new to shingles, but experienced with fibro since 1990. My rash is on my (L)chest between my colar bone and my arm pit. It is starting to reach over my shoulder area. My scalp is sore, and I am now getting these REALLY painful stabbing pains around my (L)temple and ear. I am also having frequent roaming internal pain, (also little stabs of pain). Are such things common? I am under medical care, but I fear what is to come with the fibro already. I need to plan ahead as far as my job is concerned. This could be a "long haul". I hear after the rash is the worst part. One of my docs kept talking about "pain control, pain control, pain control". I sat like a deer in the headlights, totally dumbfounded. I need any and all info, input and suggestions.