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Annelise

Hey everyone! 

So approximately 5 and a half weeks ago my top lip became swollen in a spot and felt chapped more than anything so I didn't think much of it, especially because I had just started using new chapstick so I figured it was that drying out my lips. 

About a week later I noticed there were small bumps within that original spot and decided it was my first cold sore so I started taking my valocyclovir twice a day for outbreaks. That didn't help and the one spot spread and within a couple days my entire top and bottom lips were covered in small bumps. 

It took about two weeks before I caved and bought abreva (first weekend of December) and it seemed to help by actually turning the bumps into sores and letting them heal. I used the abreva for 10 days which is the max you can do and my lips were better and just down to the original spot on my top lip. 

Because of this I started only taking my valocyclovir once a day so now though for the past week some mornings I've woken up and my lips seem better and some they've been crusty like I still have sores. I woke up this morning and my entire top and bottom lips feel like sandpaper again and hurt and all the bumps are back.

 

what am I doing wrong???

 

i want to have normal lips again. 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated thank you so much.

 

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