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Alright so I had hsv1 in 2011 

I had a terrible experience April 13 to make a long story short I was drunk and my best friend at the time that knew I only wanted to be friends with him (friends for three years) woke me up having sex a me. I made him stop. He had no condom. I felt tingling the day after. I spent so many days crying and asking him to get tested. He wouldn't. I immediately thought tingling was herpes. No out break but I ask my Dr for valtrex. He prescribed it bc of the type one. So I'm on valtrex for three months while I'm getting all these bloood tests. I tested neg for hsv 2 ten days after exposure 12 weeks after exposure and now I'm waiting on 16 weeks test bc I have blood work yesterday. I know I'm freaking out but I don't ever feel the tingling not go away. It's distracting and I get leg pains. Like it hasn't stopped sinse April and these drs say it isn't hsv 2 bc the tests are neg for it. But do u think the valtrex makes the tests neg if I'm always on them?

 

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WilsoInAus

@Jennies it would be very rare for antivirals to cause a negative. It is recommended that if you want a reliable test though that you do not take antivirals.

The symptoms that you describe are most probably not related to herpes. People already with HSV-1 have a much higher chance of experiencing light symptoms if infected with HSV-2.

See your doctor but I wouldn’t be surprised if it is suggested tonstip antivirals and test again in 12 weeks for a conclusive answer. 

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Jennies

I started taking the valtrex after the tingling and leg pains. Sinse then it hasn't helped the pains and tingling. I take it everyday too. Smh. 

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TCBH

What test are they performing? IGg or IGm? Make sure it's IGg?

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On 7/23/2019 at 6:02 PM, Jennies said:

Both igg and igm 

 

You wouldn't experience any physical herpes symptoms the next day - herpes takes roughly 3-21 days to show any signs, and even 3 days is pretty extreme.

I would be a lot more concerned about the psychological toll this has taken on you, because from what you're describing that's a truly, truly awful experience and I'm really sorry you went through that. If I had to guess I would say a lot of these symptoms are from a tremendous amount of stress - hope you're doing okay.

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