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I was diagnosed almost 3 wks ago with the herpes II virus and immediately was put on valtrex for 7 days. Everything cleared up and went through the flu stage and all. Now for the last week I have been having severe itching mostly at night when I try and sleep. There are no new bumps as I constantly check but its just the itching that is driving me crazy. Is this normal and is it a sign another outbreak will come eventually? or does this just go away in time? Im so confused at what my body is doing anymore. Its so annoying. Plus the constipation is really bad as well. Thanks if anyone can answer those questions.

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i'm sorry i'm new and i'm going through my first ob, you said after you took valtrex everythings cleared up, how long after starting to take the valtrex did everything clear up, after the full week of taking it or was it a lilttle bit longer

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My first OB took at least 3 weeks to clear up, and that was even with 10 days of Valtrex.

At first my OBs were just really painful, but in the later stages I had a lot of itching, too, and it was also keeping me up at night.The itching can be a sign of an OB, but sometimes it might never actually result in an official outbreak with lesions - nonetheless it does mean the virus is active. Some have posted some remedies (Domeboro, etc) you might want to check out in the treatment section of the forums. I kept having OBs so I got on suppressive therapy and that seems to have helped relieve the itching.

Drink tons of water to help with the other problem. I had that too... don't know if it was OB or Valtrex related or not (I don't have that problem now and I am on still on Valtrex but at a lower suppressive), but I found I had to up my water consumption a lot. It's good to drink ample water anyway! If all water fails you can always try drinking prune juice or taking a laxative to get things moving again.

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