13th December 2011 I am travelling in NZ. One week ago the busy clinic was able to fit me in on short notice and administration was very pleasant. I had been suffering from severe ear, head, neck and jaw pain for a few days. Unfortunately the doctor on call ,having spent less than 5 minutes, misdiagnosed as a sinus infection what has developed into a very bad case of shingles. I have also learned it is a condition that is important to catch in the first 48 hours to avoid lingering and sometimes permanent serious side effects.