I had a genital herpes-like outbreak with lesions 25 years ago. The test came back false-positive. My GYN told me it meant negative and did not treat me. I haven’t had what I think is a breakout with lesions until a week ago. I cannot get any testing done as I have no lesions. I’ve tried just about every clinic and doctor in my city. I have visited my pcp and my urologist and no help. Out of desperation I turned to an online source. Maybe not smart but I’m desperate. I started showing symptoms a week ago. Just getting the prescription today. Just checking to see if others have any any luck using it that far into your outbreak.
Asking for any input about using valacyclovir for the first time a week into a breakout?
Question posted by Lindsey Quist on 20 July 2022
Last updated on 21 July 2022 by masso
Valacyclovir works best if it is used within 48 hours after the first symptoms of shingles or genital herpes (e.g., pain, burning, or blisters) begin to appear. For recurrent outbreaks of genital herpes, valacyclovir works best if it is used within 24 hours after the symptoms begin to appear.
Source: Mayo Clinic
- Valacyclovir uses and safety info
- Valacyclovir prescribing info & package insert (for Health Professionals)
- Side effects of Valacyclovir (detailed)
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