i'm having the exact same symptoms, but it can't be shingles as i am on a daily prophylactic regime of
acyclovir for my HSV II.
the base of
, left side, sore to the touch, pressure hurts, but for a few seconds after pressure is lessened, it doesn't hurt; but only for a few seconds. tilting my head backward causes pain to shoot higher up into my skull and feels like i'm being impaled from that spot right up thru my left eye.