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Ok, so how do you know you are having an OB--I mean the initial sypmtoms that you should start to up your meds? On day 8 or 9 of my last treatment (for what I thought was my first OB)--I had some tinling, pains, weird sensations. I assumed it was just leftovers from the OB...but now (5 days off 2000mg of valtrex, now on 500) i almost feel like I have the beginning signs of another OB and I have teeny tiny little red spots deep down in there. OB or not? Increase meds or not? Is there a better safe than sorry here--or is it not a smart idea to increase meds if it's not necessary??? And how much do I increase the meds?

Ughhh, please help!

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After my first outbreak, I also felt like I was starting another, I wantched it for a couple of days but it turned out to be nothing. It was just weird sensations, and the tingles but that was about it. However if you are afraid that you are starting your second OB you should probably start taking the 2000mg valtrex again, just to be safe. Don't increase them, I would just start taking the 2000mg ones again instead of the 500mg, if you think you may be having another OB, you also might want to call your doctor just to ask some questions about your medication.

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Thanks--I wasn't too concerned until I saw the red spots. I don't have the 1000mg tablets anymore, just the 500mg I use for suppressive. Id have to double up on those twice a day...but maybe I will and see if the spots go away. My first OB started with more pimple like bumps...so this is completely different. I DID get the red lesions a few days into it, but it started completely different. This whole thing is so confusing.

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