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Ok, so I'm going to dive right in. I got diagnosed yesterday (Weds). Not sure if it's HSV1 or 2 yet. I get terrible yeast infections and have had a few over the last few months, and thought that the onset of my initial OB was a really bad yeast infection. So I tried treating it as one. So I got a lesion last Thursday or Friday, and saw my Dr on Monday. I've been put on the generic Valtrex, and have taken two 1 gram doses.

In the time from Friday to yesterday the OB has gotten much, much worse. It's terrible, the pain is unbearable, I avoid sitting, standing, walking, peeing, it all makes me want to scream. I know valtrex is best taken within the first 48hours of an OB, but clearly that didn't happen. Can anybody tell me how long it will be before I can see improvement? I had to call out of work today and tomorrow (as a preventative). And I don't want to have to call out over the weekend too, unless I absolutely have to. Im so sick of crying myself to sleep due to the pain, and breaking down at random moments through out the day, and especially the pain during urination. Any advice is welcome

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I used acylovir cream in addition to valtrex during my first outbreak. I too thought I had a yeast infection and did not get on the meds quick enough. (ghsv1) The cream seemed to help with the tingling and pain.

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Oh sorry to here that.. then I would go to your gyn and talk to her or him. good luck.

Ill definitely ask for that tomorrow, thank you WhattheH :)

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I took 2 days and then my weekend (so 4 total) off work. I, too, thought the initial symptoms were something else and the first doctor I went to was an asshole who didn't even examine me and just told me to basically drink lots of cranberry juice until results came in, so it wasn't until I woke up in tears from the pain and went to a zoomcare clinic that I got diagnosed. I couldn't sit, walk, wear anything tight, or pee without bringing tears to my eyes. Despite it seeming so terrible and like you'll never feel normal again, it miraculously gets better. I felt improvement within a day of meds (and using plain petroleum jelly on the area occasionally) and almost to normal within a week. It's been a year almost and I've only had one other OB. I'd be lying if I said I don't think about it pretty frequently, but it really does become just a blip on your mental radar eventually. Take care!

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