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Anyone who's had an outbreak on suppressive therapy!!

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So I've been on supressive therapy for herpes simplex 1 for 6 months now without any outbreaks. A few days ago I noticed a flesh colored bump where I always would break out before. It's been four days now and I can barley see the bump but I can feel it. I don't know if this is a mild outbreak because I'm on valtrex everyday or what! My husband looks at it everyday and says I'm overreacting that it looks like an ingrown hair but there's no head or anything. It never turned red or itched at all. I just want to know if anyone else has experienced something like this while on supressive therapy. If this is all my outbreaks are now then I'm one happy camper!

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Valtrex is a supressant - it knocks it down but it doesn't necessarily put it into full remission ... so you still need to be aware of your body.


At the same time, you may still get ingrown hairs or whatever... sometimes it's hard to tell the difference. What I used to do is just take 1 extra dose if I thought something was going on and it usually knocked it right down. ;)

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Thanks everyone for the feedback. It helps to know you're not alone in this. I just hate how I obsess over this stupid bump. When my pimples on my face look worse then this bump on my vagina!! Haha another question, since I take 1000 mg valtrex when I do feel an outbreak coming on is it ok to take 2000 mg?? Thanks!

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