Valtrex for flu

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Avatar f tn The platelets were explained by continuous oral birth control. If I was to do PCR how long would I need to stop Valtrex for in order for a valid test? Would I want the PCR done on day 1 of a severe outbreak or is later better?
Avatar m tn I am already diagnosed with HSV-2 and take Valacyclovir (Valtrex) 500mg daily. After some reading online, it seems that this medication may delay the HIV seroconversion. Does this mean that HIV symptoms would also be delayed or minimized? I understand that I will not be sure until I take an HIV test, but I am hoping for some peace of mind until I get tested at the 3 month mark.
Avatar n tn I have never presented anything genitally (that I was aware of)until about 1 month ago - a small lesion on vulva that was cultured and result was HSV(+). Dr prescribed Valtrex but only enough for recurrent episodes. I have since told my current partner who was stellar in his reaction. He does not live near me and we may see each other every 2 months. We had unprotected sex 3 times - that was before I knew the HSV result.
Avatar f tn She prescribed me 1000mg of valtrex a day for suppressive therapy. I started with only taking 250mg because I wanted to see if a lower dose would be effective.. more outbreaks....for 9 months. Then fast forward to now. I started a severe outbreak while on the suppressive therapy and so far it has lasted 11 days. This outbreak is the most severe to date besides my initial outbreak, with new symptoms...
Avatar n tn It just started today, sore throat, intense migranes/aches and congestion...When should I take my Valtrex?...During the flu symptoms? Is there anything I can do? *Sidenote.. This will be my 4th outbreak in less than a year...If I opt for suppressive method, will that ease my flu symptoms? Or even banish them? Thank you so much!!
Avatar n tn CIDP. Valtrex has been very effective for my herpes. But over the same time span I've started having more episodes, including a number of back to back episodes. A doctor has suggested that the prednisone I was taking for CIDP could have contributed to the increase in frequency. This seems possible, although I went through one previous 7 month course of prednisone without an increase in herpes episodes.
Avatar f tn In the meantime she gave me a perscription for Valtrex to relieve the symptoms I'm having. I know the blood test checks for antibodies to the virus and that is how they give you a result. Is it possible to not have herpes, but taking Valtrex can make your body produce the antibodies and you get a false positive? I'm worried about taking the drug if I infact don't have herpes.
Avatar n tn I was in Las Vegas when I started developing horrible flu like symptoms and started getting open blisters on my testicles. I was perscribed Valtrex (500mg - 2x a day) by my doctor. Within a few days the blisters/sores started drying up and healing. After about a week all I had was a reddish mark. The doctor did a live culture that came back negative for Herpes though. (???) Now it's been a few months and it started to come back.
Avatar n tn Your response was it didn't sound like herpes, (onset timing was longer than usual, location for initial was unuasual, and itching length of time was unusual), but more likley a yeast overgrowth caused by all the antibiotics. (2 doses of azithro, 1 7 day dose of levo, and 1 2 gram dose of flagyl) (also 10 day course of valtrex) all given by dr, just in case. I have an appointment scheduled on Wednesday (6 weeks post encounter) with my Dr to check on everything and do the bloodtests.
Avatar m tn After suffering from both viruses attacking me at the same time every 2 weeks for about a year, I broke down and saw my gyno because she was the only one who would half way listen. She prescribed me 1000mg of valtrex a day for suppressive therapy. I started with only taking 250mg because I wanted to see if a lower dose would be effective.. more outbreaks....for 9 months. Then fast forward to now.
Avatar n tn ) I am glad to hear you're off Valtrex for the time being. While off treatment, be alert for localized genital itching or sores; if that happens, see your doc immediately (within a day, if possible) for lesion testing for HSV. Discuss it ahead of time with your doc, so the office is prepared to see you the same day without an appointment. As for lysine, arginine, etc -- it's quackery.
Avatar f tn I have had genital herpes for six years now and have had two healthy vaginal deliveries during this time. Both my husband and I have it. Not sure who gave it to whom but that's not the point. I hate it! I used to take Valtrex 1 gm daily now I don't take anything because it didn't really help. I get an outbreak every month it seems around my period time and it lasts for two weeks. It hurts and makes me feel like I have the flu. I'm griping about it, plain and simple.
Avatar m tn After suffering from both viruses attacking me at the same time every 2 weeks for about a year, I broke down and saw my gyno because she was the only one who would half way listen. She prescribed me 1000mg of valtrex a day for suppressive therapy. I started with only taking 250mg because I wanted to see if a lower dose would be effective.. more outbreaks....for 9 months. Then fast forward to now.
Avatar f tn It does not get better with each occurrence it gets worse. I have been on the Valtrex for about 3 months now and hope it works.
Avatar m tn During the lesions, I had a PCR test which was negative but I was already on valtrex so I thought that might alter the test. I remained on valtrex for six months and then took the blood test for igg antibodies. I was negative for both types of hsv but again thought the valtrex was the issue so I stopped the valtrex and two months later redid the igg test which again was negative. Now at 11 months post infection I had the university of Washington western blot done and this too was negative.
Avatar f tn I had not been feeling more tired than usual, nor did I have any flu-like symptoms in the past few weeks. He gave me nothing for the pain, just a prescription for antibiotics to clear up my bladder infection and he started me on a form of Valtrex to help with my 'genital herpes'. He sent off the test and I'm due to expect the results soon.
Avatar m tn On the 12th SEP 08 I had what seemed like sudden flu symptoms; fever, sweating, dry cough dizziness, and fatigue, most symptoms generally lasted for a week, I showed my doctor a –one month old- urine test that showed bacteria, he prescribed Cipro., during the treatment, one morning after taking the Cipro, I vomited and felt better, after which I noticed what seemed like thrush on the middle of my tongue, I have taken antibiotics before which never caused thrush..
Avatar f tn At this point, what can i expect? The Dr. put me on Valtrex for 7 days to treat this outbreak, what can i expect in the future though. As far as sexually, if we are both positive, what precaustions do we still need to take? I feel completely tainted by this and am feeling like if i do have sex again, i will just want to get up and scrub my hands and my sheets, lol i know that sounds stupid, but i am completely freaked out by this diagnosis.
Avatar n tn so, it seems that condoms don't really make a huge difference if the woman is taking daily Valtrex, for example. What about the reverse (negative woman, positive man, taking daily suppression, without or with condoms)??? ---It seems like you have a lot of hands-on experience with HSV. That said, do you think that a woman could have an initial outbreak on the buttock or thigh? If so, how commonly does it occur, in your experience?
Avatar f tn Though I don't have any other symptoms like feeling flu like, and the sore doesn't hurt..I'm preparing for bad news. After testing negative for the other possibilities what on earth could it be. Complete depression.
3115375 tn?1343780737 she looked at it under the microscope and didn't see herpes, she said most the time they do not. Then she wrote me out a perscription for valtrex and gave me cream. They took my blood again. I am a mess, I cant stop crying and I don't understand. I had two blood tests and no sexual contact in more then 6 months. Why would the blood test June 1st be negative?!?!? Im so mad at myself, and confused and emotional.
Avatar n tn Look I have had HSV2 for 10 plus years and if I am not on Valtrex I get an OB almost every month. I have had 2 long term girlfriends and have had unprotected sex 100's of times with them and never gave it to either of them. If you are really worried it have her go on Valtrex, it's expencive as hell but it will cut down on the risk big time. Personaly I think getting a BJ with a condom is worthless and if its a girl you care about it's worth the risk.
Avatar f tn that I have many places all over my body, skin tags, etc. The doctor blurts out Herpes. So he gave me Valtrex prescription, and sent me for blood tests, and took cultures, etc. I was last tested on January 11, 2011 and I am still testing negative for cultures and IgG blood tests. I haven't had any blisters or "outbreaks", but I have this constant tingling!!! How much longer will it take to test positive if I have herpes? What else could this be if not herpes?
1166402 tn?1303850656 How long will I feel sick? The whole course or what? I'm Valtrex and was wondering if I should also take the steroids my doc gave me. My case dosen't seem that bad. The lesions are in a cluster the size of a golf ball. I'm not in much pain, just tired of feeling sick. Any info will help. I hate to run back to the doctor just for questions.
Avatar f tn Being more confident about this is exactly why you should avoid Valtrex for now, so you can have an accurate picture of the potential for recurrence and transmission.
Avatar f tn I eventually stopped getting outbreaks for almost a year until I moved to an Arab country for work. Due to the hot weather and stress in addition to some other factors, I started getting recurrent outbreaks again but this time not on my lip, but down on the genital area and on my uvula (just today) and I'm suspecting it to be caused by HSV. I'm freaking out and feeling extremely down..
Avatar f tn He said it could been a reaction do to strees and guilt of the encounter I'm on valtrex now it's been 2 1/2 weeks and in still feeling flu like symptoms. I feel weak and headache, feeling of ill no fever no chills. My question is 1. During oral sex could there have been holes in the condom before going to anal sex? 2. When cleaning myself with soap and water could it have went inside my urethra? I'm not sure of its my outbreak that causing my symptoms or if its something else.
Avatar n tn It kind of feels very full and fluidy and makes me slightly dizzy for a split second. Actually the best way to describe it is it feels loud. But if touch the same spot on my right side it feels normal.
Avatar f tn I have all the symptoms except for the flu/tiredness/sores. Best of luck to you and thanks for posting and UPDATING. It has been frustrating to read through posts and they all are cliffhangers......
Avatar n tn Quick synopsis: 8/2008 Tested negative for HSVI and HSVII using Herpeselect 8/2009 Tested Low positive for HSVII (1.18) Herpeselect 9/2009 Tested Negative BioKit for HSVII 9/2009 First "OB" on left buttock lasted 1.5 months with heavy flu-like symptoms 11/2009 Second "OB" in same area lasted about the same amount of time 12/2009 Tested strong positive for HSVII in the 5.0 range. Always negative for HSVI 1.) Does this testing record indicate a newer infection? 2.