Second, I have to wonder why you are taking Valtrex
. There are two main indications for such treatment
. The first is to reduce the frequency of recurrent outbreaks, but apparently you have had only a single recognized episode, diagnosed 2-3 months ago. I advise my patients to wait several months before starting suppressive treatment, to see whether they have recurrent outbreaks and, if they do, their frequency and severity in the absence of treatment.