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Prodrome Most of the Time with ghsv2

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optimistic54

I am in my sixth month after my first OB. I went to the Dr and was prescribed antivirals about 3 weeks after the OB. The sores finished healing quickly when taking the higher dose at first.I went on a daily antiviral after the first 10 days. I have not had an ob with sores since. In a week or two after going on daily antivirals I have had itching and or burning on the inside of my thighs and genital area. It is not unbearable but is a constant reminder of having hsv2. Some days are not as bad as others, but I have some burning every day. Will that lesson after the first 6 months or first year? Am I shedding and contagious all the time I feel the burning?

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I am in my sixth month after my first OB. I went to the Dr and was prescribed antivirals about 3 weeks after the OB. The sores finished healing quickly when taking the higher dose at first.I went on a daily antiviral after the first 10 days. I have not had an ob with sores since. In a week or two after going on daily antivirals I have had itching and or burning on the inside of my thighs and genital area. It is not unbearable but is a constant reminder of having hsv2. Some days are not as bad as others, but I have some burning every day. Will that lesson after the first 6 months or first year? Am I shedding and contagious all the time I feel the burning?

I get the same... and am wondering the same... SMH

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mrm

You could of course be contagious any day whether you take the antivirals or not . Unfortunately, the antivirals dont work well for some of us. I would keep taking them and give it more time or talk to your doctor and see if you can safely up the dose.

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I am in my sixth month after my first OB. I went to the Dr and was prescribed antivirals about 3 weeks after the OB. The sores finished healing quickly when taking the higher dose at first.I went on a daily antiviral after the first 10 days. I have not had an ob with sores since. In a week or two after going on daily antivirals I have had itching and or burning on the inside of my thighs and genital area. It is not unbearable but is a constant reminder of having hsv2. Some days are not as bad as others, but I have some burning every day. Will that lesson after the first 6 months or first year? Am I shedding and contagious all the time I feel the burning?

Hey optimistic, welcome to our site :wavey: . I too have ghsv2 for the past 24 years now and I started on Acyclovir. Took it for the first 16 years. That was my supressive as Valtrex was not invented yet. O now take generic Valtrex, called Valacyclovir. It could be these meds causing these symptoms. I was originally prescribed 2xa day 500mg Valtrex. I asked to lower my dose and it works for me. I had no problems on Acyclovir, just more pills to take. I have been on supressive therapies for 24 years, they have kept me outbreak free for 23 years, just had 2ob ever 1 year ago. It also keeps my husband of 22 years a non h man. I get the prodrome symptoms, but I double up when I'm terribly stressed. Stresses are my number one trigger. Talk to your doctor and either see about going back to acyclovir for supressive therapy or lower dose of Valtrex/Valacyclovir. I have spoken with many users who say Valtrex / Valacyclovir causes them extra itches and more tingles or unusual feelings down south. Take care, Truly Ace :hithere:

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Thank you for your responses mrm and Ace. I am currently taking 400mg of acyclovir 2x daily. I have no outbreaks, just the burning, itching and tingling. I am hoping vitamins, exercise, more sleep and time will help reduce the amount of time I experience these symptoms. I am sure stress is a factor in my situation.

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Good luck. By the way that's a standard suppressive dose for acyclovir and the half life isn't very long. You can easily up that dose in the future if needed but dont go less. (1) 400mg pill will not cut it and may cause resistance.

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