My DH has had shingles for about a week now. The rash is on is right arm and has spread a little to his chest. It is mainly his right shoulder and chest muscles that are hurting the worst. The Dr. has given him medicine to slow down the virus as well as powder to help with the rash. DH will take two advil, but that is the extent of painkillers he will take. He does not complain but I can tell he is miserable. Does anyone have any experiences with shingles or any suggestions for relief? Thanks!