Valtrex is good, but expensive if you don't have insurance, and acyclovir is a much cheaper alternative
that works just as well.
You can also ask for a prescription of lidocaine ointment, which is a great pain ointment.
Ask the doc if he ordered the herpes culture to be typed, as knowing which type you have is really important to know for transmission rates, etc.
You can also visit the herpes home page for more great advice. Go to www.herpeshomepage.com, and then click support forums.