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That's what my Dr gave me and I'm sure it's valtrex. It's valacyclovir hcl 1 gram tablet. I went to get a second opinion at an std clinic and they confirmed I have herpes type 2. I plan on going back to the std clinic next Wednesday so I can ask more questions b/c my primary Dr seems to not be on her A game when it comes to this situation.
I will gladly look at any herpes testing you had done. did you have more blood testing done at the other clinic?
yes you can still perform oral on your partner.
you should not be taking 1 gm of valtrex 3 times a day every single day!!!! You need to stop that immediately!!! I also recommend you have your provider do a kidney panel on you to check kidney function if you've been on that dose for more than a week. I can't believe a pharmacist filled that and didn't question your provider about the dose!!
Omg Grace really???? I won't take another tablet. The std clinic did the rapid hsv2 test on me and it came up positive. They also checked my blood work and the number was 3.2. I trust the std clinic and the drs there. When it comes to this issue I'm just going to deal with my std Dr not my primary Dr b/c I don't know what she's thinking.
Thanks for all the info. 3.2 is pretty low compared to what I've heard from other people. But I had an outbreak not to long ago so it could still be herpes. Do you think it can be something else???
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