Hi, my mom has lupus, was finally diagnosed this past April, only after believing she was really going to die -- she had been treated for liver disease for over 2 years prior. The doctors finally got the lupus under control and she was being weaned off of the prednisone and was so happy to be at that point. Almost 2 months ago she got shingles, for the first time. She was in pain and after 2 weeks they seemed to be going away and she was feeling better, but then it seems to be back even worse. She's been back to the doctor, they've increased the prednisone, given her antibiotics and pain pills. Today she hardly got out of bed at all because of the pain. Does anyone know someone who has had shingles with lupus and can offer any suggestoins? Thanks!