I came down with the Shingles this past weekend and I have RA also. I had the shingles shot a year and a half ago. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem? I was going today for the shots in the knees and my Dr. told me if he gave me the two cortisone shots it can make the shingles go crazy and if you have R.A.just wanted to past this along. I am lucky so far there is not much pain just some discomfort. Hope it stays this way. Wish I could go to bed and wake up went it is gone.