I’m not saying you are crazy. I am suggesting that you are erroneously interpreting symptoms as herpes when I don’t think they are.
So glad you have stopped taking the antivirals so your test at 16 weeks will be accurate and you cannot look back and wonder if it was negative because ou took too many days of antiviral therapy. Here’s the problem with taking antiviral therapy while you are waiting for the 16 weeks mark to take your final test. The purpose of antiviral therapy is to reduce or stop virus replication. If it works well, your immune system, should you be infected which I don’t believe you are, cannot see the virus so it cannot mount an immune response. I have seen a patient in our clinic, who had an obvious herpes first outbreak (multiple sores all over the labia), did not have enough money to pay for PCR, begin antiviral therapy with no positive lab test – not my personal patient. Once she finished the outbreak, she continued taking acyclovir because she didn’t want to experience another outbreak, but we had no positive lab test yet. We want to be absolutely certain that every diagnosis we make is correct, so we kept ordering antibody tests and she was always negative. She refused to stop antiviral therapy and her doctor at the clinic agree to let her stay on the medicine. However, at some point she absolutely needed to prove that she had herpes. Nine months later we pulled her off therapy and within 2 months she was antibody positive for HSV 2 (no sex since diagnosis). The antiviral therapy kept her from making antibody all that time.
So now you understand why I wanted you to stop. A week of antiviral therapy will NOT screw up your antibody test.