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You know, before I was diagnosed, I would have told you I had an ingrown hair, 100% positive!! Now I CAN'T tell!!

Let's go over my stats one more time.

Found out a few weeks ago that I do have genital herpes. Husband tested negative, says he hasn't cheated, I believe him, I haven't either bla bla....

Took my Valtrex last week, 2 pills daily for 3 days. Then had MASSIVE "leaking" of milky white fluid... (it never feels right describing this stuff ya' know?!) NO ITCHING this time. Um, just doing a check with the mirror (found this is now an obsession of mine) and found 3 "sores". One has a little white head and is at the top of my pelvic area, not on my vagina. Looks like an ingrown hair. Another one is on the "underwear line", crease where your inner thigh meets vaginal area. Third is down almost on my butt cheek but not quite, and a decent distance away from my vagina. I JUST FINISHED MY DAMN VALTREX!!! Should I get another three day supply? Call the doctor? I have the prescription for a year so I could just call.

Also, I have a NASTY COLD!! Big sinus infection, yucky cough, feel lousy (my two year old son likes to cough without covering his mouth, so he's given it to me and now my daughter seems to be coming down with it. Anyway, being that my immune system is down, could that have helped bring on another OB?? I hate the thought of taking the Valtrex again, I broke out REALLY bad on my upper back, scalp line and back of the neck last week during my three day doses. YUCK!! I am still healing from all of the "pimples".

Like I said, no itching, pain, and I am not sure if there is scent with my discharge this time because, I can't smell a darn thing.

Any help would be appreciated.

Here I was thinking that I would be on this site for a few days and then be done with it.. I don't see myself leaving here for a while! No one I know has herpes (or at least they don't know or won't tell me) so I feel ALONE!


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3 day supply? if u have a rx for a year, why arent they giving you 30-40 pills in 1 shot. plus... its alot cheaper this way.

also the mirror issues> has started to happen to me to. i cant ever get away from that thing.

the outbreak i just had, didnt itch, didnt really hurt unless i was poking it, and i didnt have any discharge. just sores one day- gone a few days later.

if you cant tell if its a ingrown or something else, i would take the valtrex.

it wont hurt -especially if it is one

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Thanks so much for that reply! I did pick up the Valtrex at the pharmacy so I will probably start a pill tomorrow. I am hesitant only because for the three days that I took Valtrex I broke out so severely on my back.. It was damn near worse than my OB that was itchy and painful!

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