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    Condition: Genital Herpes
    5/18/2016 7:46:34 AM

    Reviewer: annonymous, 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I found out I had herpes about 5 days after the episode started. But trust me, there was no end in sight. It was terrible. I had 102F fever and felt rundown the whole time. I was tested and found out that I have HSV1 (down there) This is somewhat better news as there are not as many reoccurrences with HSV1 in the genital area. I was given 1000mg Valtrex to take and within the first 2 days my sores ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Genital Herpes
    11/27/2014 9:37:10 PM

    Reviewer: 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I used to take it only when I would get an outbreak, but I was getting really bad ones at least once a month, if not more often. I'm on it daily for the passed few months. I have had outbreaks on the medication, but not as severe than when I wasn't on it. No more lesions, just the pain, burning, tingling, and so on. I get the outbreaks during my period/or after, or if I'm really stress ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Genital Herpes
    8/1/2014 12:39:59 AM

    Reviewer: Dallasskye, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Every has a different severity of their hsv. I had a horrible first 3 months after my first outbreak while taking it twice a day and etc. went fine after first 3 months. Now they're for sure coming back everytime I'm ovulating and a few days before my period. Valtrex helps the pain go away a little but I'm one of the unfortunate ones who still have issues. Mostly lesions but I can feel ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Genital Herpes
    1/21/2014 1:39:32 AM

    Reviewer: Lola, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I was shocked when I found out I had genital herpes since I could not explain how I got it. After testing I was told it was Herpes Simplex 1 which is actually very common. Although it doesn't usually cause outbreaks on the genitals, it certainly can (without sex). My first outbreak was terrible because I didn't know what I had for three days into it and I also had strep throat and a Uri ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Genital Herpes
    10/13/2013 9:56:25 PM

    Reviewer: Sam53, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Occasional outbreaks especially when stressed. No outbreaks since beginning medicine x 3 yrs now.

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