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Walkbyfaith2018

So I have been taking antivirals for about 15 days now since I was diagnosed. It was a primary outbreak I had headaches and mild flu symptoms for about 4 days around the time I noticed the ob which was one small lecision and then a few ulcers by my urethra all extremely painful. Then extreme flu symptoms for about 3 or 4 days. I was 31 weeks pregnant at the time. 
I went into labor and water broke a week ago so my daughter was born via c section at 32 weeks 4 days. I am pumping for her while she is in the nicu and she nurses once a day. 
My question is I attempted to stop taking the antivirals and it's not going so good. Yesterday and today I have not had any. Today I started to feel what could be an ulcer but not sure yet, headache, dizzy, hot flashes, and just feel like crap! Is this from stopping the antivirals? Should I have taking them longer? Also does anybody else have problems with night sweats and always cold? I have had them since starting antivirals so that's why I wanted to see how things was without them. I did break down and take the meds tonight.

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Scooby2112

I had no issues taking them or stopping them.  

Only mild dehydration.  But just upped water intake.  

Could it be your hormones fluctuating so soon after pregnancy?  Did you restart any birth control?   

Many Drs after the primary would prefer to have people go on episodic (not daily therapy) just to see if the frequency is worth taking them.  

Either way it's worth going back to the Dr.  You could also try changing AVs different people react differently to each drug.  A different AV may he all that you need.  

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Walkbyfaith2018

I thought about hormones but I was fine until today after not taking the meds yesterday and today. I think I'm going to slowly stop the meds instead of all together. I was taking 3x a day then completely stopped. I would rather not take them and work on finding natural ways to manage. I just can't find much on anybody having the night sweats like I was or having problems coming off the meds. 

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Scooby2112

I have heard of night sweats during the initial infection but not from stopping the meds or from recurrences.  

However all people react differently to medications.  I would keep some on hand and take them at the dosage for an episode when you feel an outbreak coming on.   

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Walkbyfaith2018

So could I still be experiencing symptoms from the primary infection even tho the ob is gone? 

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Scooby2112

Some people do report ongoing localized irritations (nerve or skin sensitivity) in the boxer shorts area but not really systemic issues like night sweats.  

I am not a Dr though and you could be having a more long term impact as a result of the stresses and fluctuations of pregnancy.  

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Walkbyfaith2018

Thank you for all the info

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