5. General Feeling of Sick.
When you are infected with many other viruses, you generally have that feeling of not being well. This is most evident every year in the cold and flu season and it is true with shingles as well. One of the first signs you may get with this virus is the general feeling of illness, which could range from a fever, runny nose, upset stomach, and potentially diarrhea. This is one of the best ways that the shingles virus can mask itself and it is difficult to point out due to the common widespread nature of the cold and flu. If you are not feeling well and notice that you may have any other symptom listed, consider making an appointment with your doctor to see what is affecting you.