I've been feeling unwell for about a week before I finally went to the docs I started off by having weird stabbing shooting pains in my body then developed a large red raised sore at the front of my scalp that was so painful and very painful to touch . 2 days later the left side of my face became so painful and too painful to touch but worst of all was my eye it was throbbing and hurt to move my eye around. Went docs and by the time he saw me for my appointment I'd developed more raised red lumps on the left side of my face and forehead . He told me I have shingles but needed to go straight to the eye hospital as it could affect my sight. Been really poorly but taking my needs for it 5 times a day along with the ointment prescribed for my eye. Is shingles related to lupus as I was wondering if we are more likely to develop this because if our immune system? And how long is this attack of shingles likely to last. Has anyone else been through this?