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paranoid

valtrex-does it get worse before it gets better?

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paranoid

even if I caught my cold sore immediately when i woke up yesterday and took valtrex, does it have to get worse before it gets better? because now that I actually caught it early, my cold sore has become HUGE in one day which is unusual! help!! is this normal?

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regret

not usually but then i dont have it orally, but i suppose it could since its something different that you are taking than what your body is used to

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JBnATL

There is really no 'normal'

since the virus affects everyone differently.

If you take Valtrex only after you see an outbreak it takes some time for the medication to work. So yes your outbreak will continue until the antivirals kick in.

You may want to consider taking suppressive meds like Valtrex or Acyclovir daily. Also look into Lysine, that has been shown will help prevent outbreaks. Click on the link on the right "What is Lysine" to learn more.

Good luck!

JB

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