I too can relate! My CellCept dose was doubled last March and within a month I got a nasty case of shingles on my trunk (not my face thank God, I hear that is awful!). I was in the worst pain I could imagine for 6 weeks. I was taking 8 Percocet a day and was barely able to cope. After the 6 weeks of hell I got a complication called Postherpetic Neuralgia which basically means the nerves are damaged and the pain sticks around for months and even years. The pain was not quite as bad but it is just now dealable without meds. Neurontin helped tremendously! It made me human again. The faster you get on the antivirals that is supposed to reduce your chance for the Neuralgia.
Kendra Isola, CLEAR Co-Founder