Yes, in fact I will soon get my second vaccine. I had them twice, the second being the worse time. I felt pretty achy and run down after the first vaccine so I am a bit nervous about this second shot. Apparently I am quite sensitive to the virus!
Yes, about 13 years ago. The skin pain wasn't nearly as bad as people in TV ads describe. It itched more than hurt so I scratched it. But, the muscles pain below the skin was bad and other people hardly ever mention it.
I got shingles while I was out of vitamin C which I normally take in large doses. I don't think that it was a coincidence.
I'm glad you got vaccinated, @GailL1. It's also not something I want to mess around with. Like your friend, my grandpa had shingles that spread to his eye. He had to have it permanently sealed shut to stop it from spreading further 😳