Luckily the blisters on my face were few, and the ER doctor was very smart he knew what I had, and I told him I had a very mild case of chickenpox as a child. He said that this was common to get shingles later in life if your chickenpox was mild. He gave me an anti-viral, Acyclovir. Within two days of taking it I felt WAY better, my ear stopped hurting, and I felt better. I have a tiny scar on my face but not noticeable.
Not sure why I got shingles when I did, I had been undetectable for several months before, and was in good health.Maybe it was just one of those fluke things. I hope I never get it again. If you suspect shingles definitely get treatment as soon as you can I didn't know there was a vaccine though for it.