Natalie, the answer is that this virus affects everyone differently. You should be feeling better in about a week, two at the most. If not, maybe see your doctor again and see if something else is going on.
Hey it's alright. Just be patient and see what the blood test says. If that was your first and only outbreak then it might be hsv1. but there are people who have lingering g-hsv1 outbreaks. but they have more trauma down there, like having recently delivered a baby. The other possibility is that you have an amazing immune system that just keeps is suppressed.