Shingles is a very debilitating illness that can force you to hang out on the sofa for weeks. The virus is caused by the Varicella-Zoster virus that usually stays dormant inside the body following a chicken pox outbreak as a child. As an adult, it becomes alive again but this time in the form of shingles. The symptoms can be severe pain, blisters, rashes, fever, headaches, and itching nonstop. If you feel you may be experiencing a case of shingles, see a medical provider to diagnose you properly, as confirmed patients shouldn’t be around pregnant women or those with a weak immune system.