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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!

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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:)

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