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Slight irritation while on suppressive medication?

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Since I’ve been diagnosed about 6weeks ago. Was in my system at least six months(never had any symptoms). A week after diagnosis I got one small bump no pain or anything( honestly didn’t even notice it). After speaking with a doctor I decided suppressive med Valacyclovir 1000mg daily. I’ve noticed now I been starting to get a bump or slight irritation here n there nothing that really bothers me. Could this be my body getting use to the medication? Has this happened to anyone else???

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  • mr_hopp changed the title to Slight irritation while on suppressive medication?

If this is a new infection, your body is probably getting used to the virus. The antivirals prevent viral replication and this helps your immune system keep the virus in check. If it's a new infection, your immune system may still be learning how to cope with the virus. Hopefully in time, the symptoms will die down and the valtrex will keep the virus in check. 

I started taking valtrex about 4 months after I was diagnosed. I still had prodrome type symptoms (itching, burning, etc) from time to time for another several months but never had another outbreak. After a while, the symptoms stopped altogether and since then (almost 5 years) I haven't had any symptoms.

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