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Has anyone had any symptoms while taking Valtrex without actually getting an outbreak?

I've been taking daily Valtrex for about 5 weeks but just started to feel achey and have a slight sore throat, fatigued and a tingling in different parts of my body not necessarily by the genital area. I have no signs of blistering or lesions etc. Is this normal?

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There is no normal with this. Call your doctor and ask him this question.

While Valtrex can help prevent outbreaks you can get them while taking the meds. This could be symptoms of a possible outbreak.

Come to the Chat Room, there you will meet many nice fellow Herpsters who can offer you their support.

Good luck!


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I just switched to Valtrex from its generic version of Valacyclovir, because I was getting a whole rigmarole of symptoms but no OBs that classify with sores. So I'm thinking it might have been the generic brand. Let's see how this works.

But yes, JB is right. It IS possible to get OB's while on suppressives. It's different for everyone though. What might suppress for one, might not *always* suppress for another...but generally its supposed to, and if OB's occur, make them less severe and farther apart.

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