Hey I'm already wrote few posts about my story so I'll keep it short. I had shingles back in March and after shingles there is risk for long term pain called PHN after your nerves got damaged. It's usually continues to the pain of the shingles but I got this pain only 4.5 months after shingles cleared and all those time I was pain free. Logically it doesn't make sense to me that "suddenly" out of the blue I get the nerve pain, after I was pain free so much time. I mean if the nerve really damaged so I had to get pain before right ? My doc told me that thing like that could happen (although not usually). I searched for answers online and came across this research that tell it could happen because the there difference between what leads to the acute pain and what lead to the chronic pain and it could happen because of slow biochemical process of the body. The research : https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...FjAKegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw2FdoPE4lf5yTnD_IBwI-u8 I don't know it doesn't really convinced me it sounds like another thing they can't really explain, so it's pure TMS or it actually could be real thing ?