I've just been diagnosed with genital herpes and at 22 my life feels upside down especially because I've always been careful. I guess I am having a hard time coping and feel as if my life is over. My boyfriend has been very supportive but nothing is making me feel better. Especially with a current out break. Although I'm sure it's not worse then what it could be it is painful! My doctor put me on this medication and I was curious how long it takes to kick in?
There isn't really a length of time. You'll probably notice first that it doesn't hurt quite as much or that you haven't gotten any more lesions. The first outbreak is usually the worst one. Does your boyfriend know that he too can be infected? Did your dr give you gabapentin and something for pain?
Give it a little time taking Valtrex two a day for three days, you should be clear, it has stages and last up to three weeks, its not the end of life for you, you'll learn how to deal with it. keep some on hand at all times take as soon as you think your going to break out, it will lessen out break, take care.
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