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Tingling- I thought my OB was OVER

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feelingbetrayed

So, I finished my valtrex a few days ago and my 1st OB has healed but I have had constant tingling down there. What is the deal? Is that normal? I really hope this does not mean I am getting ANOTHER outbreak!!! = (

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Caliope

It could mean that another ob is on the way and it could be your nerves reacting to the virus.

It is not uncommon when you're recently exposed and experiencing your first initial ob to have another ob back to back. Thankfully most of the time they are not as severe as the first but this is during the time when your immune system is still developing antibodies to control the virus.

You may find it helpful to monitor your diet or even keep a diary of what you are experiencing. This will come in handy in the future for you to identify if certain foods are triggers for you.

I recommend at least for a while that you try to avoid foods high in arginine such as baked goods with whole grains and nuts. Foods with higher levels of L-Lysine can help stall the virus's activity. These are often dairy foods. I personally find that corn is a major trigger for me and I must avoid it. Others have mentioned oatmeal triggering outbreaks but for each person it is very individual.

I've had this for many many years and the tingling doesn't necessarily mean that I am having an ob but it makes me sit up and take notice and pay attention to what my body is telling me.

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SweetHeartSinner

I'm having the same thing. I was diagnosed a week ago yesterday and although the spots have cleared up I still feel all tingly and itchy. I thought it was because the open sores were healing, you know like when a scab heals it itches, but I'm not so sure now. I find that a freezer pack wrapped in a towel relieves it for a bit, especially when trying to sleep. :)

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Shayna

After my initial outbreak I had nerve stuff (tingling and some pain) going on for a couple of months. My tailbone (and area around it) would hurt when sitting in certain chairs or positions. I also noticed it would get really agitated if I were in a car with the heated seat on. Thankfully that finally healed.

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