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I have been reading online and there are people stating that when they originally tested positive for herpes the numbers were elevated but when they retested while on Valtex that their numbers were low but still had symptoms. Does Valtrex mask test results?

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In my case, my Igg is incredibly low. Just 0,4 above the lower treshold. But my symptoms during an OB are very clear, so I guess it must be the Valtrex.

I considered getting off it for a while and retest but I don't see the point. The diagnosis is clear and I am sure to get an OB when I stop.

 

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7 hours ago, Hansje said:

In my case, my Igg is incredibly low. Just 0,4 above the lower treshold. But my symptoms during an OB are very clear, so I guess it must be the Valtrex.

I considered getting off it for a while and retest but I don't see the point. The diagnosis is clear and I am sure to get an OB when I stop.

 

Hi what is your actual number? The highest number I get is 0.46. I hope I someday test positive but my doctor treats me regardless so like you I don't see the point of putting myself through months of pain by coming off the Valtrex just to possible test positive. 

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I m in same situation been on valtrex 2 weeks into and since then, swab according to one dr was not typed properly but I continue to have mild obs and crazy feelings down there... my h2#s

9 mos .90

4 mos .46

3 mos .69

All 3 igg show h1 >5.0. I had cold sores as child teen adult but not on many years.

7 hours ago, SnowAngel said:

Hi what is your actual number? The highest number I get is 0.46. I hope I someday test positive but my doctor treats me regardless so like you I don't see the point of putting myself through months of pain by coming off the Valtrex just to possible test positive. 

 

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18 hours ago, LillianPanos said:

I m in same situation been on valtrex 2 weeks into and since then, swab according to one dr was not typed properly but I continue to have mild obs and crazy feelings down there... my h2#s

9 mos .90

4 mos .46

3 mos .69

All 3 igg show h1 >5.0. I had cold sores as child teen adult but not on many years.

 

Thanks for the info.  It's funny me and you both hit 0.46 on our second test haha. Is your doctor willing to treat you with the Valrex or do you pay out of pocket? My doctor is thankfully treating me for HSV even though I don't technically test positive. Are your lesions regular sores? Mine are very small pimple like lesions not sores. 

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Just now, SnowAngel said:

Thanks for the info.  It's funny me and you both hit 0.46 on our second test haha. Is your doctor willing to treat you with the Valrex or do you pay out of pocket? My doctor is thankfully treating me for HSV even though I don't technically test positive. Are your lesions regular sores? Mine are very small pimple like lesions not sores. 

Yes at first my primary said only during ob that I cant be on meds forever, I then went to a gyno who said primay did not type the swab properly i called primary about it she was a bit defensive. Then iggs were done. This week I have my physical with primary its been a year to see her... I am a forgiving person and have been with her for over 20 years so will discuss this with her. terri warren and another gyno think I have h2, and maybe the first gyno was wrong. My obs are very small a pimple her or there maybe every 2 mos. though after sex always feel a bit weird down there

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Good luck with the doctors, please keep me updated on what she says about staying on the Valrrex longterm. I get the pimple like spots but also get horrible nerve pain in my vulva. I stated Amitriplyn for that. I'm unab,e to have sex without a horrible burning a few days later so I'm really hoping the vaccine can help with that.  

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