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Does anyone know anything about Valtrex? I was prescribed valtrex for suppression therapy about two and a half months ago. I've been taking doses of 500mg daily. I've never had a visible outbreak ever (lesions, sores, etc) since contracting the virus. However, I've been in constant pain for the past two and half months. I mean constant- not a day off. My Doctor is going to perform a coposcopy (sp) next month. But I know the pain isn't anything different than that of hsv.

Why isn't it working? I haven't missed a dose and I take it everyday at the same time.

When she gave me the medicine she said it would help out and that it would help in the process of taking my mind off having hsv. It makes this virus 10 time worse when you have to think all day long because you are in pain. I've been taking lysine also- So I don't know what the deal is but it's painful.

Also, does anyone ever just get the prodomal and not any visible signs? Why would I only get prodomal and not the actual sores. I understand some don't have any signs at all (my ex who was of course shedding and shedding good I might add) but I would think the pain would be associated with sores.

HELP! It's very difficult to live like this.

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Hi Lovely,

Gosh... you're still having the pain...

Did your doctor ever tell you about "post-herpetic neuralgia"?

Someone posted about it a while ago, I didn't know anything about it then. But a couple of days ago, while I was doing some research, I found this thing.

Go to http://www.aftershingles.com/phn.html

This site is about shingles, but it's caused by one of the herpes virus. And in a different medical site, I saw that a doctor said that HSV-1 or 2 can cause this, too. Mostly older people like over 55 are at risk of getting this, but the doctor was answering to a patient who is in 20s. So I guess it can happen to young people, too.

The site above have list of medication for post herpetic neuralgia. I don't know much about medication drug, but I also read that acupuncture is good for this. And also, you can find patch that contains capsaicin at drug store, and put those patches to where it hurts.

It's a kind of neuralgia, so by making your body circulation better, the pain can be reduced.

Well, I just wanted to give you this info. But since I never experienced this, I'm not sure what is causing your pain this long.

But... the symptom of herpetic neuralgia sounds very much like your symptom that you described....

Best wishes..

I hope you can find the answer soon..


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