Hello, I am a 31-yr-old female, been in a monogamous relationship for 3 yrs. Over 3 weeks ago I noticed a dime-sized, maybe smaller, cluster of 6 or 7 blisters on the top of my buttocks, near the center. I tanned at an indoor salon the day before, fell asleep and was very sweaty when I woke up. When I noticed the bump(s) the next day, I started putting ichthammol ("black drawing salve") on the area. It scabbed fairly quickly. I was experiencing pain, general achiness, tingling, numbness - specifically on one side of my groin and the entire length of my body. It literally felt like someone drew a line from the middle of my forehead down to my vagina, and everything hurt on one half of my body, my leg and foot on that side included. So two days later I went to a walk-in clinic and the practitioner said it was shingles. (I had chickenpox as a child.) She prescribed antiviral meds. That night the "pain" intensified to feeling like I had severe sunburn all over my groin, but there was no redness, no more bumps, nothing. The feeling became so intense I went to the e.r. The dr there also said it was shingles and prescribed short-term pain meds. Neither dr swabbed the area and I didn't know enough about herpes at the time to ask. I have since obsessed over pics online and am convinced I was misdiagnosed. Then again I have never experienced symtoms such as these. Neither has my bf of 3 yrs or any of my previous partners. I have an appt with my gyno on Mon, but there's nothing for her to swab so I'll have to settle for a blood test. In the meantime I'm very anxious. What do you guys think??? Thanks in advance for any help.