its always bad but the past couple of days has been debilitating and I dont know what to do I'm about to go out of my mind... going to a new Dr. next week and I have to pray he does something to give me some relief... If this is indeed from shingles 2 yrs ago this is no joke and all of you out there please get the shingles shot as soon as u can..I think its for people over the age of 60 but ask your Dr as I apparently got this when I was 48.. I dont want to see anyone go through the pain and agony I go through every day..shine