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I was in denial for the first couple of days. But now I'm convinced. I have Herpes.

My Dr. gave me the topical cream Zovirax and a prescription for Valtrex. Now I've been using the cream for a couple of days and only had one day on teh Valtrex. However, my OB seems to be getting worse. The first sores are not as painful, but I'm getting more. Plus now I'm developing cold sores. I'm being careful. Washing my hands so much, but it seems I'm still spreading it.

I know the stress isn't helping, but I can't seem to control that. I'm so freaked out.

I also have to tell my past partners and that is really weighing on my mind.

I don't know if anyone out there can help me, but it helps just to write some of this down.



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Trying to find a way to calm down will help. I know its easy to say but please trust me on this one.

I have heard, and I'm not a dr, that the zovirax cream can make stuff worse for some people. I looked it up on the US FDA website for their approvals and it was alarming to me so I won't use it myself, and initially I was begging my dr for it because my ob's were so bad.

I didn't use the Valtrex because my insurance won't cover it but I did use the Acyclovir 400 mg. 3 times a day and after 14 days I really began to see improvements.

I was so upset by my diagnosis that I am sure my ob ended up being much worse than it could have been. It lasted for weeks and kept spreading down toward my anus and butt crack and it was horrible. It didn't help because then my period arrived.

I felt better by investing in Abreva and even though it says not to use it in the genital area I used it in all the area's around my anus and butt crack where it seemed to be spreading. I thought it at least helped it to stop spreading.

And yes I washed my hands alot, took lots of baths with epsom salts, and wore loose clothing and used the hair dryer to dry myself off so I wouldn't have to worry about towels.

I've been ob free now for just over a month so there is hope.

For the stress I started taking calcium magnesium w/vit. D and lots of benedryl so I would sleep more. Don't forget to drink lots of water - you really need it right now.

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