I am a 52 year old grandmother. I have been diagnosed with shingles (my first experience with it) and am taking medication to "control" the symptoms. I was told by my doctor that I was NOT contagious. However, I am finding research that differs. The information says that although no one can contract "shingles", they CAN contract chickenpox. I have toddler grandchildren and am concerned for them. Can anyone give me the "facts"? THANKS !!!