shingles is caused by the herpes virus (similar to mouth cold sore) getting into your nerves, due to having chickenpox as a child
i had achy leg muscles, fever- high for one night only, total 4 days- but with burning feelings on face, tingling sensations, did not feel like a regular flu, and now the burning rash on neck
.... so whatever it is we got the same thing. Except I did not have sore throat
can you post on here whatever you find out.