Like "My friend is currently going through a bad case of it right now. She waited too long to get it looked at and I'm not sure if it's the DVT in her leg or the shingles that has caused the permanent nerve damage. (We haven't been apart in about 6 or 7 years and normally I'm the one with her in the ER/doctor appt or I'm watching my god children.) All I do know is any info on how to help her deal with the pain of the shingles or the nerve pain would be more than helpful. I've looked online and found a few things, but anything from people who have actually gone through it would be really helpful."