There is no refill associated with the prescription, I’m planning on calling/going to the clinic again tomorrow morning. There is no sexual contact that I’m concerned about, which is why I’m so frustrated and confused. Is it possible to get the virus, and then just have some sort of cold type symptoms without a cold sore? In another words, is it possible I got the virus a long time ago, but that I’m just now getting my first cold sore?
Or would I have gotten the virus more recently? I may have shared food and a utensil with someone with a cold sore on Saturday evening (24 hours before noticing something on my face).
I also seem to get the most intense headaches and jaw/neck tightness several hours after taking Valtrex. Is it possible that the headaches are from the medication?
I’m also feeling a lot of anxiety, sadness, anger, and shame. I looked through your handbook which was very helpful, but do you have any other advice or recommendations at all for someone like me? What do I need to do to prevent auto-innoculation or transmission to others?