| | *First herpes outbreak won't go away! Advice? =/
I got my first genital herpes outbreak (type 1) on the 6th. I went to the doctor on the 11th & they gave me pills with m123 printed on them (valacyclovir). They told me to take 1 a day for 10 days, but also gave me refills but told me from now on take 1/2 tablet 2x a day for 3 days.
About 5 days into them I noticed the extreme pain had stopped but I also got sick - sore throat, fever, lots of phlegm. So far I'm doing alot better but today is the 22nd and things are not back to 100% normal.
I woke up and it was a little itchy down there, so I took a bath and that kind of stopped the itching. But it's still a little red looking and swollen on on side. (not half as bad as it was) but still. Also 2 days ago I noticed mucous in my stool and I haven't had much of an appetite.
What should I do? The doctor said some first outbreaks last up to 3 weeks...It's almost been 3 weeks. Should I give it another week and see what happens or should I start on my refills of the m123's?
*There isn't any pain, i can just tell it's not back to normal and a little itchy. Also I won't be able to go to the doctor again for about 4 weeks if I had to.
So please just offer me any tips/advice you can..This is my first ever experience with this =/