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I'm still dealing with my first outbreak. I've had it for over a week now and I've been on the valtrex for three days. My whole life feels like TMI right now, but in sure you guys will understand. It's just gross haha.

The pain was really excrutiating in the beginning and thankfully must of that has gone away. Everything is started to dry out and scab over and I'm just waiting for it to heal. But my biggest problem is that I can't poop. My OB spread all the way to my anus and I'm in blinding pain if I try to poop. In the beginning I'd actually bite down on a towel to keep myself from screaming when I'd make an attempt. I just kind of gave up because it feels impossible right now. I got myself some stool softeners and was really hoping that would help, but now when I try I start bleeding badly and have to stop again. As if the herp pain wasn't enough, I have to deal with the abdominal pain that goes with being all backed up. Is the most frustrating thing ever and I just want this outbreak to end.

I have a yeast infection and uti as well, so being forced not to wear underwear and laying around in sweats all day every day feels super gross.

How do you guys deal with all these symptoms? I don't know what to do.

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that totally sucks.  i have to say tho, in my totally unprofessional opinion, ur gonna have to bite a bullet and force yourself to poop, b/c not doing so could make things a lot worse.

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I agree, you need to poop. Maybe try a suppository? Eat a bunch or fiber?  Oatmeal raisin cookies usually help me. Taco Bell/White Castle, eat something that would normally give you the trots. How many days has it been since you've gone? There are some nasty things that can happen if you don't get that crap out of you.  What do you consider to be "bleeding badly"? Might be worth a trip to the Dr. if you are really having difficulty.  I know it sucks, but I strongly suggest not letting this shitty situation progress any further.

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