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EnoughIsEnough

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EnoughIsEnough

It started almost 4 months ago.... I had a sore on my genitals... I never thought it was viral I just thought it was a sore that I had caused and a few insect bites kept showing up on my legs.. I didn't connect them. A month later when the sore still wouldn't go away I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with Syphilis and insect bites before the blood test was taken. I got a shot of penicillin and fumigated my bedroom. This is when I figured out I had genital herpes. Because the penicillin suppressed my immune system I had the worst out break around my genitals you could imagine. I was walking around with a kitchen towel in my underwear for a couple of weeks. I was determined to fight this outbreak "naturally" and started hydrogen peroxide therapy, juicing and eating as much raw food in my diet as I could. After about a month, the out break FINALLY subsided..... After a couple of days of being what seemed to be clear... I went to the med-spa and had a Fraxel Laser treatment on my face. I had had these treatments about 6 times before with no complications..... not this time. This time I had an outbreak of herpes on my face of which I have been dealing with for about a week and a half. Although the genital herpes was painful I could at least get through the day without anyone knowing. Now I feel like I have a Scarlet Letter across my face. I decided enough is enough and got a prescription for VALTREX today. I took 2000 mg today. And will probably continue with 500mg twice daily for 3 to 9 more days. Depending. Not sure if the Valtrex will be helpful as I am taking in so late into the outbreaks but I am so sick of looking in the mirror at this that I will do anything. Any advice on taking the Valtrex would be appreciated and of course any one with the "miracle cure" is more than welcome to share their input. :)

Thanks for reading.

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RealisticGal

Didn't the doctor give you dosage advice for the Valtrex? I'd suggest following whatever the doctor said, at least for starters.

Are you sure you have oral herpes as well? Did you get that swabbed and cultured?

For that matter, was a swab/culture ever done on your genital lesions, or only a blood test (which can't identify the location of an infection)?

Did they tell you whether you have HSV1 or HSV2?

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Fairy dust

Hi Formidable, Welcome to the site!

I'm sorry but I don't know anything about Valtrex as I am on Acyclovir as a suppression therapy.

It sounds like you are having a tough time of it at the moment so you have come to the right place for support, there are lots of lovely people on here who know what you are going through.

It may be worth going to the chat room at some point and seeing if anyone there can help you.

All the best x

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EnoughIsEnough

Well.... after I called the doctor and he realized my problem was not syphilis, he told me I should go to see a dermatologist. UGH. I then went and had a full STD screening on my own and came up positive for Herpes from a blood test. I have not had further tests to determine HSV1 or HSV2. I suppose I should do that. And as far as the Valtrex goes, I ordered it online on my own. Probably not the best thing to do, but I was desperate and felt my doctor just dismissed me. Now, I feel like I'm waiting for this facial episode to go away before I get back out into the world. I can already tell what your advice will be and I will get back to the doctor. :) Thanks for the advice. :)

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EnoughIsEnough

Thanks for the message Fairy. Need to post a couple more before I am allowed in the chat room. Hopefully this response will do it. :)

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