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Hi everyone,

I'm new here and I'm very new to having HSV. I don't even have a positive test yet, but my doctor is certain it's herpes. I just thought I had a really bad yeast infection, but now I have pimple sized bumps and I'm in excruciating pain. The Zovirax is really helping, but I still hurt and now I'm on Valtrex 500mg. Have others of you felt this excruciating pain with outbreaks? Will all my outbreaks be this painful? :confused:

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unfortunately, my pain was worse once the intial ob began to clear. flu like symptoms, muscle spasms, back pain, itchy, felt like my pelvic bone was actually broken, it hurt to sit on the toilet....anyway, i am not on any prescription meds but take the recommended daily doses of lysine, vit c, b complex, zinc, olive leaf, green tea. things are looking up, the pain has subsided and i am looking forward to feeling "normal" again real soon.

chin up, it will and does get better OH YEAH, take ibuprofen or tylenol too, that helps alot

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My first ob was in march, and it was really painfull, and lasted 3 weeks, but felt drained for a while after, my 2nd was in June and was really minor, lasted about 4 days, still felt drained and flu like symptoms but nothing as bad as the first time.

We are all different,but if they carry on like my 2nd i just saw it as an incovienience, and went to bed early and rested when i could.

Hope you are feeling better soon

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You should start feeling better soon. When I was diagnosed I was in an extreme amount of pain...full body involvment (fever, chills, painful urination, pelvic pain, you name it). When I was finally properly diagnosed and given Valtrex I was feeling much better (not 100% by any means) within 24 hours. I'm not sure on your dosage though...I was taking 1 gram twice daily. 500mg seems off if this is your first outbreak.

Try to get as much rest as you can, I know it's tricky with the holiday weekend upon us. Keep the "girls" as dry as you can (go commando if possible). Advil/Tylenol for the pain should help...and if you're getting desperate try Dermoplast (in the blue can). It helped me loads and didn't sting!

Let us know if you need anything else. It'll get better.;)

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I feel your pain

I feel your pain! I learned this week I had Herpes when I thought I had a really bad yeast infection and then discovered sores down there. Urinating is excruciating. I want to cry every time I do. I started Valtrex 3 days ago and haven't had much relief. I'm praying that future outbreaks are never this bad, I don't know how to live with it if they are. I'm glad people on this site are encouraging and positive, I am also having a really hard time with this.

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I as well am in excruciating pain ... I can barely walk. I am on valtrex but i need something for the pain. I don't even know if i can go out in public to get anything for the pain ... any suggestions?

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Tanni and Violet you sound just like me. Fortunately the vulvar pain is gone, but now I'm having issues with my legs. They are so freaking sore and the skin is even sore to touch. I feel like I've been beaten with a hammer. This thing reallys sucks.

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chin up from titanic

Mine lasted about 10 days and was not unbearble, uncomfortable but not unbearable. The one lesion I had was small. I accidently kept taking the valtrex for a month because since it was my first experience I did not know any better.....that was in May and when I went back to the doctor after the phone calling verifying that I did indeed have hsvII, she gave me the choice of

taking the valtrex as a suppressant or taking it only as needed during an outbreak. I personally am a very type A personality and have an extremely stressful job as well as a bi polar son that lives with me. So, I chose to stay on the valtrex due to the nature of I know how I am and stress about everything!! to date not another outbreak, but it is early for that prediction just yet. I have my moments but then i believe i am alot older than some of you, 50 this year. That is to say, i have had my children and family life already so at least I do not have those issues to deal with. I have some good days and some bad ones. I find that when I am alone for a period of time I think about it alot more. I try to stay focused and busy with whatever comes my way. This disease is not my life but it has affected my self confidence and my self esteem. I am a very active and fun loving 50 year old and now I find myself sort of moping around at times and people have commmented at work that i seem distracted. ya think? Some days it consumes my every thought and then some days I do not give it another thought. I think the one thing about this site that bothers me alot is when I see young people like early twenties or teenagers that have been infected. It is hard enough in this society to be accepted by your peers etc not to mention this. I live in a small town that I grew up in and I cannnot imagine how that would be. If I did not live here , I would start some kind of group thing just for young people.

Keep your head level, sont live by your emootions, use good judgement and in the end this thing will give you character and that is something no one can ever take from you. Compassion, it has taught me compassion.

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