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Just a question, i know there are all these meds out there to help herpes, etc. But okay, my first outbreak was terrible, i thought i was going to die. But my doctor said it was too late for meds to do anything, so i went without. It lasted for about 2.5 weeks. Does anyone know if it's bad/ dengerous to just take no meds. I mean my OB sucked, but i lived through it once with no meds and i hate to hurt my body with a medication if its not really needed. thanks! =]

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seriously im really starting to wonder what doctors everyone goes to... "to late for meds" bull shit. i was 2 weeks into a extremly bad ob, before i even saw a doctor who pumped me full of meds.

its not bad or dangerous, but it might suck more if you get alot of ob's, the meds are there to "suppress" the virus so if your not taking anything to do that, you might get outbreaks more frequently--- also my doc said the med helps with the healing of the sores...

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thanks! i was seen about a week into it and she said that. i don't know. But thank you, it was a pretty dumb question, because i should take them anyways, i dont like the pain at all and if it suppresses it, why wouldn't i? okay, well i'm done talking to myself! haha! thanks again waxedwrong! p.s. i always love your answers to everyones questions!

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treat or not to treat

I m a doc, with herpes...and the doc you described was "sorta" right clinical data indicates one really doesnt shorten the outbreak at all when has been present over 3 days...HOWEVER sometimes your immune system just doesnt fight it off very well and I personally always OFFER the treatment regardless. The meds are amazing safe.. in 10 years of prescribing them I cant remeber a single significant side effect

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