Not sure if folks remember, but I made my first post a couple of weeks ago about a mysterious yeast infection/bacterial vaginosis type situation. Well, as I said before, neither one turned out positive, but today I finally went to another doctor in my home state who found a lesion on the left side of my vaginal entrance. Which means according to her that I most likely have herpes. We wont know for sure until the test results come back, but she already prescribed me generic valtrex.
I'm a bit shaken up about it. I'm happy to finally have a probable cause for all the pain I was experiencing (not sure why it took so long for a lesion to pop up, but hey, bodies are strange), but at the same time, it's sort of scary having and sti, even if it is very common. I suppose I'm still a bit in shock, especially because my mother's reaction was NOT very good (oh, it's a horrible disease you're going to have it for the rest of your life, woooeee). I didn't even want to discuss it with her, but as I am a poor college student visiting home, she was the one who paid for the trip and snatched the diagnosis info out of my hands, I guess because she felt entitled to the information.
Anywho, I guess I'm just looking to vent/give an update/look for support :p. I'm trying to keep a positive attitude about it. I'm just not looking forward to taking MORE pills. I've been on different antibiotics for almost two months, due to a nasty UTI (first time getting that too), and what was thought to be bacterial vaginosis. Anyone have any experience with the generic valtrex? I of course read the possible side affects, but I've never had any experience with anti viral meds, just antibiotics.