I got shingles 7 months ago and I stupidly afterwards started running too quickly after the illness. I did a 6 mile run and then went downhill after that, symptoms of feeling like I had the flu, sore throats, aches, exhausted and like I am living in a bubble. I carried on working and then had to stop as my job was so physical. I have started to see a nutritionist, seeing a counsellor and seeing a hypnotherapist! I have just started to introduce the pacing as I started to do too much too quickly which has created many ups and downs. Reading these posts has made me realise that I am not on my own. I have really struggled with how this illness has affected my mental well being. I have also found people close to me have not quite understood what has been going on and have tried to push me to do things. I can't not agree more than listening to your body it is imperative and patiences is the key. I would also advise seeing a nutrionist as it can help your immune system to fight any other bugs you might come across. Its a hard road to walk this one but even seeing gradually improvements can lift your spirits. Good luck.