This might be helpful to you; Click the animated video at the bottom of the page titled 'Understanding Pain: What to do about it in less than 5 minutes'. It gives a good perspective on what pain is and how it manifests.
I stopped taking valtrex. If I get an outbreak, I may take it, but I think I will just let it heal on its own. It's about re-training my brain that it isn't a 'major' event requiring panic or stress.
this happens to me too...and has happened almost every month for 2 years... i can't find relief, i havent even had sex since the last time.....when i contracted the herpes.. It's awful. i'm either on my period, or im having an OB..... there's no relief for me ever. goodluck to us, right? lol