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I have been in pain for about 3 months now. The Doctors I have seen don't have a clue. I have been checked 4 times now and they say no OB...even up inside me. I have been to other forums and no one has an answer for me. I have had two OB's and both of them were really mild. My second one I had one visible sore and it didn't ooze and crust over like everyone talks about. It simply went away in about 5 days. It was after this that the burning and itching started. I am on valtrx daily for supression. Maybe I am having some kind of reaction to the valtrex? The burning started after I started taking it but My DR said that isn't it but doesn't know what it is. Been on nerve pain meds and that isn't helping either. I am going out of my mind. I also just started dating someone and eventually would like to have sex. Someone help me please!

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Just stop taking the Valtrex like now. I'm sure that what it is. There's other stuff you can use, just try something else. In the meantime, look up over the counter medication that you can use until you can get a different medication. In fact i've heard some OTC medications are better with less side effects that the prescription kind (not sure if that true as i've never tried any medication yet)

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linda, you could always try a different suppressive therapy. There are a few of them out there. Famvir is another option. It is wise to be on something when you are in a relationship to help prevent your partner from contracting it.

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AA is right. I am in a relationship with somone who is H neg and I had the same problem as you. Are you only on 500mg/day? I needed 1000mb/day to get relief. I am currently on acyclovir 400mg 3/day but am going back on Valtrex because I keep forgetting to take 3/day. Another thing to try is 1000mg of Vitamin C and 50 mg of zinc per day. Vitamin C helps repair skin and zinc helps our Trim21 gene fight the virus in our skin cells. If I take my suppresive meds right, the burning, itching, and tenderness around the tip of my tailbone goes away. If you smoke, quit. Try not to be so stressed too. As far as my parntner, we do not have intercourse if I'm feeling anything that I think might be viral shedding. Not even with a condom. There are other ways to have fun you know. Be creative. Good luck to ya.

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Hi Linda,

I'm going to throw something out here...I see that you're 52 and as we women get older our vaginal secretions get scarce. It could be a coincidence that you are having this burning after using Valtrex. You could have had a dip in estrogen and that itchy burning feeling is a tell tale sign of that. Have any of your drs mentioned that it COULD be hormone related? A little estrogen cream could be the magic wand you need! Do a bit of research on this and see what you think...But either way I think you should see your dr again to rule anything else out! I hope that pain goes away soon!!! Keep us posted!!!

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Thank you Daisy. I'm not at that age yet but it's right around the corner. I'll know what to check if I have any issues. Sure hope better therapy is out by then.

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Daisy, I have gone to the Drs so many times (different docs) and they all say the same thing ,that it is no big deal and they tell me I have no sores and then ask me why I am in pain. Wonderful docs right.

Starting the 4th of Jan I will be getting a new doctor so maybe I will get further with him or her. I am losing my medicaid next month but found out I qualify for VA health benifits.

I am supposed to be going out on New Years but the burning Is so bad right now I am afraid it won't become a little more tolerable by then. It is ruining my life.


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Wow sounds like you have some Canadian drs there! ;)

I'm sorry you are in so much pain! I really would start researching what I mentioned above...the burning I spoke of is a killer and it absolutley stops you in your tracks. Is there any way you could go in anytime sooner? I'm not sure how all the medicaid stuff works over there, sorry. When you do get in to see a dr ask them IF what you're experiencing COULD be hormone related. IF it is (which they do a simple blood test and a visual of your vagina) some estrgoen would totally take that away..IF it's hormone related.

Hope you feel well soon!

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