it all started when I got shingles on lower back and down my right leg. this was 3 weeks ago. I was prescribed prednisone and Valaciclovir. this worked well, and the shingles is all but gone, rash almost cleared up, pain in leg gone. after 3 days of the treatment, I started getting a pain around my right eye. it may or may not have to do with shingles, i'm thinking its not related but I guess it could be. the pain felt like eye strain, so I went back to the Dr he said it wasn't related to shingles, and washed it out, didn't help. I went to my eye doctor, again no issues found. the pain has since grown to include the top of my head, and up high on the forehead, my scalp is very tender and sore. feels like when your hair is pulled back tight in a pony tail for too long that ache you get. and I get a sudden throbbing pain every so often that doesn't seem to be brought on by anything. sometimes the throb occurs in my ear, sometimes up high on the head. today the new symptom is my throat hurts on that side, not like a sore throat, but like actual throat pain. doesn't hurt when I swallow, just feels tender there. this is all on the same side as the shingles was one. also same side that I get migraines, but this is different pain than the migraines.
to sum it up, sore scalp, throbbing pain every 5 minutes or so near ear/sometimes up high on forehead, pain around eye and eyebrow, mostly in the outside corner that I feel the most when I blink. pain in the throat. all on the same side.
I have an appointment with my Dr to hopefully get some blood tests. I think its either an inflamed nerve, stress/nothing, or a larger problem like thyroid or fibromyalgia or something like that.