I was officially diagnosed today. Started out a little over a week ago with pain in my back, and a week ago the rash appeared. According to the dr, it seems I have been through the worst, and should clear in a week or so. The rash is drying up and only a few lesions remain.
Since I didn't go in right away, the available meds are of no use. She suggested calimine lotion and or hydrocorisone cream... and aspirin. I have had some pain and discomfort, but not the excrutiating pain that some people seem to experience. I do have a slight temp. My bp was up some though... I get very nervous when going to the drs...plus having some pain raises it as well. Will monitor it for the next few days.. to make sure it's temporary.