I have noticed a multitude of people who have had many outbreaks of shingles leading to postherpetic neuralgia were diagnosed with MS within a year after their first outbreak. I have been having similar symptoms to that of MS and I have multiple shingles outbreaks regularly as well as the lingering pain. Just want to see how common it really is. I will be speaking to my doctor about it soon though. Thank you, and I'm so glad there are places like this on the internet where people can talk about the trials of this awful condition!! -RinRin