Jump to content
World's Largest Herpes Support Group
Sign in to follow this  
PositivelySkinny

Valtrex amout question

Recommended Posts

PositivelySkinny

Hi All,

I first noticed my 1st outbreak on my penis 5 days ago in 3 small spots (Wednesday). To the best of my knowledge this is my first outbreak. I saw the Dr on Friday and he swabbed the area for testing and put me on Valtrex as a precaution. The amount is 1G 3 times a day for a week. I read that usually the amount is no more then 2x a day for Genital herpes. He said Valtrex is hard on the liver. It's Sunday and and I basically have cleared up except for a small skin discoloration in those areas. My questions are:

1 Does the amount I'm taking seem proper? 5'7" Male 220 lbs if it matters

2 Is an increased dosage commonly used in a first outbreak?

3 I know you will say call the DR, but... should I continue taking it for the full week or is it common to stop treatment when the signs are gone?

I'm still waiting for the lab results. Thanks in advance!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
zenacat

PS-"call the dr", okay-now that's outta the way.....I will only share what I have read online today.

1)I believe there is an initial dosing for 1st outbreaks and then a different dosing for suppression (keep from coming back)

2)without looking back online--I know one was higher/more frequent than the other-can't remember which one though-sorry

3)I read not to stop taking during your dosing bc it might make it come back stronger/more frequent

Again-just what I read online.......I was searching "valtrex high blood pressure" when I found it.

Hope this makes sense:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • The Hive is Thriving!

    • Total Topics
      69,755
    • Total Posts
      470,394
  • Posts

    • WilsoInAus
      Hey @sheikha and welcome to the website. Different tests around the world have different numbers as to what means positive.  Do you have details of what test was performed? Does the paperwork indicate what number means positive? For some tests it’s 1.1, others 11 and some more than 20!
    • Mikeike3
      What symptoms brought you to test in the first place 
    • Mikeike3
      Over 3.3 is a strong positive. You could repeat that test. I'd assume I had it. 
    • Kev003
      Lysine seemed to dry the blisters during outbreaks.  They would take about the same time to heal but there would be no/less fluid while using lysine.  At first it seemed like it was reducing the amount of outbreaks, but after a couple months they were coming just as often as before - if not more often.  
    • sheikha
      Just been diagnosed but no symptoms beyond a tingling in my uretha opening. Result via IgG was <3.5 herpes 1 and >3.3 herpes 2..(what does that even mean in terms of advancemen). 4 Drs later - told can be a false positive and another - its a true reading. So im still in the dark. 17 days after first tingle still nothing beyond the tingling. freaking out as not young....my new partner of 7 months has been unfaithful. If i have i’m pretty certain he was aware, came back from overseas acting weird.  Previous partner was 33 years monogamous relationship.  Disclosure- what am I disclosing? Do I or dont I have it.  I wanted to do a PCR but no area to swab!
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.