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Thank you Terri
Whilst this is somewhat reassuring, I still feel that it is possible that I have HSV and it just hasn’t flared up yet. To what extent does valtrex impact testing on swabs and bloodwork?
Unfortunately, your response came just after a terrible couple of days of pelvic pain, lower back pain, and hot/cold sensations on the affected area. This was after 10 days off valtrex and having shaved the area. Im aware that anxiety may be contributing to hyper-vigilence but these symptoms do seem out of the ordinary.
I should add that although the doctor suspected shingles two swabs that included herpes zoster and were found to be negative, but again I thought the valtrex could be interfering with the results.
I am continuing to have symptoms that I imagine might be nerve damage and hyper sensitive skin in that area, but it was red raw for the best part of 4 months.
I have been reluctant to come off Valtrex altogether as I am concerned about the risk to my baby, but this does seem like the next logical step. As an aside, I’ve also taken a whole host of natural supplements that are said to have evidence fighting HSV.
My most recent set of STD tests were all negative aside from thrush. I have had thrush plenty of times in my life, but never had anything like this raging rash on my butt! However, a dose of fluconazole did seem to help quite a lot.
My question is, what is the chance that I do still have herpes, and that the Valtrex has concealed the virus on both the bloodwork and swabs?
I cannot get the western blot as it is not available in my area. Possibly I could do it when I travel but I understand I would need to be free of medicine for 12 weeks.
Thanks so much!