My husband was finally diagnosed with not only shingles but Grover’s disease. I guess as for the question and comment I didn’t see much about shingles here and I’m very surprised especially since it's worse for the elderly. I have never in my life and all the years we’ve been married seen my husband beg for death, cry help me, help me and scream to the top of his lungs raising the roof on the house. We were called from our neighbors. This has been ongoing with the shingles, I don’t know when it ends. He’s completely worn out from the pain, says it’s fire being held against him. They won’t get much in pain medication because it’s a new thing so they’ve started him on more nerve medication. Nothing seems to help this man. He can get sleep, no rest and neither can I. He fell in the kitchen, cut his head he's starting to stutter. I can't understand him anymore he’s giving up. Has many health issues but this has been the worst thing I've ever seen, it’s taking him to a place he wishes to die rather than go threw the episodes he sometimes can have over thirty a day. I’m helpless and would welcome anything even just a friendly hello. I'm desperate.